Using Data: Responsible Use and Restricted Data

Want to be sure you’re using data responsibly? Concerned about issues of confidentiality of survey respondents? Have you ever come across a data set that says it’s “restricted access?” The Libraries’ Social Science Data Services has two new web resources to help you:

Responsible Use: Outlines good practices for using data, including maintaining respondent confidentiality and citing data sources.

Restricted Data: Describes the process at MIT for getting access to data sets and variables that data archives restrict for reasons of confidentiality.