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Social Science Data Resources

A guide for ASU Faculty, researchers, students, and community Social Sciences Data resources.

How to Cite Datasets?

Citing datasets helps to further research and assures reliable, predictable, and unambiguous access to research data in order to:

  • support proper attribution and credit
  • support collaboration and reuse of data
  • enable reproducibility of findings
  • foster faster and more efficient research progress, and
  • provide the means to share data with future researchers​

Dataset citation examples from DataCite:

  • Creator (PublicationYear). Title. Publisher. Identifier
    • It may also be desirable to include information about two optional properties, Version and ResourceType (as appropriate). If so, the recommended form is as follows:
  • Creator (PublicationYear). Title. Version. Publisher. ResourceType. Identifier

From: "DataCite - Cite Your Data ("

Citing Datasets and Statistics

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