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A guide to getting started on empirical research at the University of Texas School of Law
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Empirical research presents new challenges for legal scholars.  A fundamental challenge is locating the data you need for your project.  This guide presents some resources which will get you started.  It also highlights some of the support services available on the University of Texas campus for statistical research.


    Campus Resources

    • Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
      A division of the College of Natural Sciences, the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences provides campus-wide services for students, faculty, and staff, including consulting services. Consultants can help design your study, select an appropriate statistical procedure, identify the various parts of your output, or interpret results.
    • Office of Survey Research
      Part of the College of Communication, the Office of Survey Research can provide any or all of the basic services of survey research, including: questionnaire design, sampling, data collection and statistical analysis for telephone, mail and internet surveys. Bilingual (Spanish/English) questionnaire translation and interviewing are also available.
    • Statistics & Demographics Resources
      This page, created by the University of Texas Libraries, lists sources of Texas and United States statistics.
    • Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)
      Web-based business data research service from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. WRDS is the de facto standard for business data, providing researchers worldwide with instant access to financial, economic, and marketing data though a uniform, web-based interface. Access is provided through UT General Libraries and requires an account for use.

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