General Data for AI Research
The General Social Survey (GSS)
Canada General Social Survey http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvey&SDDS=4504 Stat Canada sfu http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB4/BVAS/resource/6145
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American Psychological Association Links to Data Sets and Repositories
BC data http://www.data.gov.bc.ca/
Canada Data Statistics Canada
US data US bureau of census
Amount the state of California spent last year on each minor in its juvenile-detention system : $224,712 (Harper’s, p. 11, Spring 2011)
the following dataset is compiled by Tatu Vanhanen, emeritus professor at the University of Tampere
Google Public data
An example of Overtly Biased Data and Analysis:
As of 2010, grants awarded from the US government accounted for most of Freedom House’s funding. Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman have criticized the organization for excessively criticizing states opposed to US interests while being unduly sympathetic to regimes supportive of US interests. According to Chomsky and Herman, Freedom House described the Rhodesian general election of 1979 as “fair” but found the Southern Rhodesian 1980 elections as “dubious”. They said that Freedom House found El Salvador’s 1982 election to be “admirable”.  Chomsky and Herman: Manufacturing Consent, Vintage 1994, p28
Access to academic resources online, including free abstracts and downloadable PDF papers.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
This website provides access to research studies, policy briefs, books, and other publications of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), an independent and non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice.
Canadian Council on Social Development
The website for the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD), a not-for-profit organization focused on developing and promoting progressive social policies inspired by social justice and equality. CCSD research, much of which is available on this website, looks at social, economic, and demographic issues facing Canada today.
Stats & Facts
Stats & Facts is the on-line service of the CCSD. It provides a wealth of statistical information organized by topic areas covering demographics, families, health, education, economic security, and the labour market.
Canadian Government: Publications by
The search engine for publications authored by Government of Canada departments.
Canadian Policy Research Networks
The objective of the Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) is to create knowledge and public debate on a variety of social and economic issues important to the well-being of Canadians. Through more than 700 publications, CPRN’s research looks at the major challenges facing Canadian society today in health care, supports to families, learning opportunities, job quality and work, and sustainable cities and communities. All CPRN research is available for free!
Canadian Social Research Links
This website provides over 50,000 current links to information on social programs and policies, organized under dozens of themes, for every Canadian province and territory.
Canadian Social Statistics
Links to many Canadian social statistics.
This website provides a database of online public policy research publications.
A comprehensive listing of sociology resources on the Internet.
The online library of statistical databases, books, and other publications of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Statistics Canada: Publications by
Find for free internet publications by Statistics Canada.
On-line Resources for Learning Research Methods and Statistics
How Science Works
A PDF guide to “How Science Works” by physicist David Goodstein at the California Institute of Technology.
Social Sciences Pages of Intute
Intute is a free online service providing access to web resources for the social sciences and other disciplines.
A Guide to Internet Resources for Social Research by Intute
A PDF guide to the web for social research.
Survey & Questionnaire Design
Learn to design questionnaires and surveys.
The Question Bank
The Question Bank is a store of social survey question and response forms.
Web Center for Social Research Methods
A website full of resources on applied social research methods.
Research Methods Tutorials
On-line tutorials on a variety of research methods topics.
If you are not sure which statistic to use, this link will find it for you.
Census of Canada 2001 2006
Data, online tabulations, and so on based on the 2001 or 2006 Canadian Census.
An online tool by Statistics Canada for generating tables, graphs, and maps using Statistics Canada data.
Free Statistics on the Web
Links to free statistical software, data, and other related resources.
HyperStat Online Statistics Textbook
An online introductory-level statistics textbook with links to other statistics resources on the web.
Java Applets for Statistics
Links to java applets on the web used to illustrate statistical concepts.
An excellent discussion of mediating variables.
Online Statistics: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study
Another online introductory-level statistics book with multimedia presentation.
Java applets that demonstrate various statistical concepts introduced in the book.
Statistics Courses on the Web
A list of statistics courses and other statistics resources on the Web.
Statistical Resources for Sociology on the Web
Search for online statistical information by subject.
Statistics Resource Page
A collection of hundreds of links to resources for statistics organized Michael Friendly at York University.
WISE: Web Interface for Statistics Education
This site contains a variety of tutorials, java applets, and links to statistics-related websites.
UCLA Statistics Department
The website of the UCLA Statistics Department with lots of research links and research help for statistics.
Visualizing Statistical Concepts
Links to web sites for visualizing statistical concepts.
US Criminology Data http://www.bjs.gov/
CANSIM – Canadian socioeconomic database
Professor Martin A. Andresen – School of Criminology Data Page
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The Christian Science Monitor http://www.proquest.com/
Social Psychology Network-
web-based experiments, surveys, and other social psychology studies.
Iran Newspaper Archive