Don't know how to cite your data?
This can be difficult, because modern citation standards do not tend to take into account the complexity of citing data.
Do your best to include:
- The data producer
- The dataset name
- A table number
- The URL
- The date you accessed it
Some websites that offer data provide you with a suggestion of how to cite, so pay attention to what they tell you!
For general guidance on citing, check out Citesource.
Here are places you can go to find numbers that will provide context for your ethnography...
Numbers on everything
Numbers on labor
- Census income distributions (by state)
- American Factfinder
- Census Quick Facts
- Social Explorer (great for maps!)
Chronicle of Higher Ed Data
Data on Trinity students:
If you are looking to do something a little more complicate, like compare what two different groups do, say, or experience, you may try the vast array of data that you can analyze online. The following datasets may get you started:
There are many more where these came from. Check out a more extensive list here.
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