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Falk Dataset Resources LibGuide

A comprehensive LibGuide serving as a resource for Falk research faculty, containing information on subject experts, previously used research datasets, and contact information.


The Falk Datasets aim to provide faculty researchers at Syracuse University with references to past studies, previously used datasets, and corresponding faculty members. They are organized into three categories, including Falk secondary data, Falk primary data, and public data. It is recommended that, to expedite your search process, to take advantage of the Ctrl+F (PC) or Cmd+F (Mac) search functions to look for specific datasets and/or faculty members.

Falk Secondary Data

Falk Primary Data

Public Data

  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research : ICPSR direct 
    • ICPSR is a membership-based organization providing access to the world's largest archive of computer-based research and instructional data for the social sciences. The data archive includes a broad range of disciplines, including political science, sociology, demography, economics, history, education, gerontology, criminal justice, public health, foreign policy, and law. ICPSR's entire collection is online and available for downloading. User must create free MyData Login while on-campus in order to download data. After the Login is created you will be able to download from anywhere.
  • CDC Wonder 
    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed CDC WONDER (Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research) to provide open access to public health information gathered by CDC.
  • Global Health Data 
    • The US Department of Health and Human Services publishes this website. Data resources include country information, world health statistics, and fact sheets.
  • The Health and Retirement Study 
    • The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a longitudinal panel study that surveys a representative sample of approximately 20,000 people in America, supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA U01AG009740) and the Social Security Administration. Through its unique and in-depth interviews, the HRS provides an invaluable and growing body of multidisciplinary data that researchers can use to address important questions about the challenges and opportunities of aging.

  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 
    • The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey is unique in that it combines interviews and physical examinations. NHANES is a major program of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). NCHS is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has the responsibility for producing vital and health statistics for the Nation.
  • Fragile Families and Child Well-Being Study (FFCWS)
    • The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS) is a collaboration between the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at Princeton University and and the Columbia Population Research Center at Columbia University. The study is based on a multistage, stratified sample of 4,898 children born in large U.S. cities, where births to unmarried mothers were oversampled by a ratio of 3 to 1. This strategy resulted in the inclusion of a large number of Black, Hispanic, and low-income families. There are currently 6 waves of publicly available data (years 1,3,5,9,15), which are free to download and can be found at Princeton University's  Office of Population Research (OPR) data archive. User must register for free by entering email and other contact information. 
  • Monitoring the Future
    • Monitoring the Future began in 1975, and is a survey measuring drug and alcohol use and related attitudes among adolescent students across the nation. Participants report their drug use behaviors across three time periods: lifetime, past year, and past month. The survey is conducted by the University of Michigan and is funded by the NIDA, which is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The survey data is free and accessible to the public. 
  • Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO) Project, 2002-2003, 2006-2007 (ICPSR 34596)
    • The Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO) study investigates issues affecting the elderly (individuals over 60 years of age) population in Puerto Rico: health status, housing arrangements, functional status, transfers, labor history, migration, income, childhood characteristics, health insurance, use of health services, marital history, mistreat, sexuality, etc. It is an island-wide, longitudinal sample survey of target individuals and their spouses with two waves of data collection: 2002-2003 and 2006-2007.
  • Social Justice Sexuality Project
    • The Social Justice Sexuality Project is one of the largest surveys in the United States of Black, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander, and multiracial lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. This is a knowledge-based study that looks at the sociopolitical experiences of this population around five themes: spirituality and religion; sexual and racial identity; physical and mental health; family dynamics and formations; and community and civic engagement.  The SJS Project aims to document and celebrate the experiences of LGBT people of color. The survey data is free and accessible to the public. 
  • United States Census Bureau
    • The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government's largest statistical agency. The Bureau conducts economic, demographic, and geographic studies, and aims to serve as the nations leading provider of quality data about its economy and people. The Census is designed to count every resident in the United States, and helps to tell us who we are and where we are going as a nation. This data works to inform policies, laws, community planning, funding allocations, and more. Data and surveys from the U.S. Census are free and accessible to the public.