Secondary data sources for research during a pandemic

There are a wide variety of secondary data sources freely available online that could be used as the basis for a social/cultural geographical dissertation study. Check out the sources listed below for ideas.

National archives are searchable in a variety of ways. For example the UK Data Service is the UK’s largest collection of social, economic and population research data: can be reviewed by theme: You can also browse by type of data such as: quantitative and qualitative data collections.

IPUMs provides census and survey data from around the world. It’s possible to study change, conduct comparative research, and analyse individuals within family and community contexts.

A wide range of data sources and documents are available from government departments, for example, care, disability, citizenship and living in the UK, housing and local services, parenting, education, environment and the countryside. 

Other sources to explore: