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Tools for Data Analysis
The National Map
This website provides datasets for representing U. S. government data using various map tools. Maps include: The National Atlas of the United States, U.S. Topo, Historical Topographic Map Collection, and the National Map Viewer.
Nesstar (Norwegian Social Science Data Services)
An open access, web-based tool for publishing and analyzing data.
Formerly Google Refine, this free tool allows intermediate to advanced level users multiple options for managing large datasets.
This tool allows users to manipulate data from demographic and economic sources to create their own maps, interactive images, and more. The limited free version provides access to data from the 2000 US Census.
A limited free tool to analyze and visualize data. (Note:The free version makes your data available publicly up to 25mb.)
A free tool for visualizing data in a wide variety of design options.
A dataset (also spelled ‘data set’) is a collection of raw statistics and information generated by a research study. Datasets produced by government agencies or non-profit organizations can usually be downloaded free of charge. However, datasets developed by for-profit companies may be available for a fee.
An “open data” philosophy is becoming more common among governments and business organizations around the world, with the belief that data should be freely accessible. More effort in spurring data driven innovation to support the arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is needed. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a reality that will bring advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology. Malaysian Open Data User Group, a programme organised by Malaysian Administrative Modernisation & Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) in collaboration with the World Bank in 2017 has emphasized the importance of harnessing open data. There is a growing trend where extremely large amounts of data are analyzed for new and interesting perspectives, and data visualization, which is helping to drive the availability and accessibility of datasets and statistics.
Below are a few datasets available for learning purposes :
Databases for learning purpose
This for-profit company offers data forecasting services for the energy industry, also maintains a platform for “predictive modeling competitions”. Get a team together and challenge yourselves to compete!
Statistical Reference Datasets
National Institute for Standards & Technology
Statistics for Psychology
University of Bath, Dept. of Psychology, Dr. Ian Walker
SPSS Data Sets
Butler University, Dept. of Psychology, Dr. Roger J. Padgett
SPSS Data Page
East Carolina University, Dept. of Psychology, Dr. Karl L. Wuensch
Sociology Data Set Server
St. Joseph’s University, Dept. of Sociology
Teaching with Data
While this site does not have datasets to download, they have excellent resources for locating datasets and other tools for using data in education.
UCI Machine Learning Repository
Used primarily for the computer sciences, a number of social sciences datasets are available here. Each dataset has cited references.