Data Sources

Data Sets for Small Projects

DASL - Data and Story Library
DASL (pronounced "dazzle") is an online library of data files and stories that illustrate the use of basic statistics methods. The authors provide data from a wide variety of topics so that statistics teachers can find real-world examples that will be interesting to their students.
OzDASL - Australasian Data and Story Library
A collection of datasets and related stories, primarily set within an Australasian context.  Datasets are organized by statistical method and complexity.
StatLib JASA Data Archive
Contains contributed datasets from articles published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association.
JSE Data Archive
Features datasets for general learning as well as those associated with articles in the Journal of Statistics Education.
Chance Data Sets
Contains links to data on topics such as baseball salaries and the stock market.
Data sets Archive, includes data sets from books
Time Series Data Sets from Quandl
Over 3 million time series datasets with statistical, financial, and economic data tailored for researchers, and especially students.
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Large and small data sets, many archived from government funded research in psychology, health, history, sociology, education, and other fields. Challenging to access?
- See the WISE Quick Guide on downloading ICPSR data in SPSS format

Government and International Data

This page has links to Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Education, Bureau of Justice statistics, FBI, CIA, NIDA, OECD, UN, WHO, etc. It is challenging to navigate some of these sites to find data appropriate for class projects, but you can find an amazing amount of information freely available.

Last updated: September 25, 2011