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International Relations Honors Research

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This page contains some basic data sets used by scholars in International Relations. For a much more comprehensive list of data and statistics of interest in IR and the Social Sciences,
please see the Statistics & Data guide.


For help finding and using data, contact Bruce Boucek, our Social Sciences Data librarian. Scroll down the page to chat with him directly, or email him:


NVivo is qualitative data analysis software (QDA) for qualitative and mixed methods research with text-based or multimedia data. NVivo is licensed for all faculty, students, and staff. Installation required; download it here.
For assistance, contact Social Sciences Data Librarian Bruce Boucek:

Polling data

Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analys
is and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Places to start

Encycopedia of Social Measurement  
The Encyclopedia of Social Measurement captures the data, techniques, theories, designs, applications, histories, and implications of assigning numerical values to social phenomena. Provides information on transdisciplinary descriptions of quantitative and qualitative techniques, measurement, sampling, and statistical methods. Covering all core social science disciplines, the 300+ articles of the Encyclopedia of Social Measurement not only present a comprehensive summary of observational frameworks and mathematical models, but also offer tools, background information, qualitative methods, and guidelines for structuring the research process.