Rich datasets for use in intro stats classes

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This page lists links to large publicly-available datasets which may be of use to students in introductory research projects.

National Center for Education Statistics (US)

  • The Education Data Analysis Tool can be used to create user-specified datasets for download from available NCES surveys.
  • Other datasets are accessible via Data Tools, although individual-level data may not be available for all topics.

National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health

  • Access to the dataset
  • The variable names and detailed information about the study is available in the codebooks
  • An online analysis tool is also available, which includes a function to subset (randomly select) a smaller number of cases.

State (US) Report Card and Assessment Data

  • New York
    • report cards - see database zip files for individual years.

US Census data