Cool GSS training video! And cumulative file 1972-2012! by Andrew Gelman.
From the post:
Felipe Osorio made the above video to help people use the General Social Survey and R to answer research questions in social science. Go for it!
From the GSS: General Social Survey website:
The General Social Survey (GSS) conducts basic scientific research on the structure and development of American society with a data-collection program designed to both monitor societal change within the United States and to compare the United States to other nations.
The GSS contains a standard ‘core’ of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. Many of the core questions have remained unchanged since 1972 to facilitate time-trend studies as well as replication of earlier findings. The GSS takes the pulse of America, and is a unique and valuable resource. It has tracked the opinions of Americans over the last four decades.
The information “gap” is becoming more of a matter of skill than access to underlying data.
How would you match the GSS data up to other data sets?