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Research Core Resources


Research Core Developed Courses

Population Survey Analysis Course

Introduction to Operational Research Course


Mixed Methods

NIH Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences


Qualitative Methods

A Quality Framework in Qualitative Evaluation

The Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Statistics offers seminars, workshops, trainings, and other services to support social science statistical analysis.


Principal Components Analysis (PCA)

A step-by-step approach to using the SAS system for factor analysis and structural equation modeling” by Larry Hatcher.



Harvard users can download spatial analysis software, attend trainings and workshops, and utilize GIS helpdesk services through the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis.


DHS and Census Data

The MeasureDHS Project has been collecting and publishing large-scale surveys of health and demographic outcomes in low- and middle-income countries since 1984. For instructions to download and use this rich data source for free, click here.

To join the Harvard Population Center DHS user group, email:


IPUMS-International publishes sample micro-data from census around the world dating back to 1960. Learn more about IPUMS-International and how to access free census micro data here.


SAS and Stata

Visit the UCLA Academic Technology Services for extensive training and reference materials to conduct statistical analysis in SAS and Stata.