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Datasets & Data Visualization: Introduction

Introduction to Datasets

What is a Dataset?

"A data set is any permanently stored collection of information usually containing either case level data, aggregation of case level data, or statistical manipulations of either the case level or aggregated survey data, for multiple survey instances" (Source: United States Bureau of the Census, Software and Standards Management Branch, Systems Support Division, "Survey Design and Statistical Methodology Metadata", Washington D.C., August 1998, Section 3.3.7, page 14).

Dataset Resources available from the Library

Working with Data training videos from Georgetown University Library


Tableau Software

Tableau Public

Free data visualization software