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Social Work 320w, Research Guide, Yuma: Data Sources

This guide is to help you work through the research and policy process in your Social Work course

Statistical Resources

Statistics, Datasets, & Government sites for Social Work Research

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Include your capstone topic keywords, along with the word dataset.

Example: juvenile recidivism dataset

Tip: If the word dataset does not help, try the phrase raw data

Popular Sites

Child Welfare Statistics provided by the Children's Bureau (ACF) "data for a diverse and equitable future"
Global Health Facts provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).

Other really great resources

Adoption and Foster Care Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Directory of Open Access Journals 

Github Awesome Public datasets

Google - use Google to search for datasets by adding the keyword dataset

Grey Literature Report

GreyNet International

Health Coverage and Uninsured

HUD User

Immigration Data & Statistics

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research 

Journal of Open Psychology Data

KIDS COUNT Data Center

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

Open Access and Lower Cost Information Sources

Statistical Briefing Book : Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention

Statistics : Mental Health Problems of Prison and Jail Inmates

Statistics : National Institute of Mental Health

US Think Tanks

Think Tanks and Policy Centers