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Economics: Dataset Guides and Tutorials

A select list of Economics resources that are available from the Charles E. Shain Library at Connecticut College.


SAGE Research Methods database offers step-by-step guides and sample datasets to help you master quantitative and qualitative data analysis. 

"Research in Economics is often characterized by large-scale statistical modeling. The application of statistical methods to economic data is called econometrics. Economic researchers are also very interested in tracking changes in economic data over time and so will often use longitudinal studies. The field also benefits from having large, nationally and internationally collected survey data sets that can be used to conduct secondary data analysis. Behavioral economics often includes experiments or may require more qualitative approaches, such as interviews or observational research. For introductions to many of the statistical methods used in Economics, try SAGE’s Little Green Book series."