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Welcome to the SodaPop Shop - Data Fast and Fizzy and in Many Flavors

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Kiet Bang
PRI, Penn State

The Population Research Institute developed the Simple Online Data Archive for Population Studies (SodaPop) in 1995 to provide our researchers with a web accessible data archive of primary and secondary data files. In this paper, we will share our experience with the development of SodaPop as a value-added data discovery and analysis tool. SodaPop provides descriptive dataset information including links to abstracts and primary sources; facilitates variable searching within the content of individual datasets and across the collection; and allows users to create an “on the fly” extraction of a customized, analysis-ready data subset in all major statistical package formats (SAS, Stata, or SPSS dataset and comma or tab delimited format). SodaPop has also transitioned from an in house tool to a campus and public resource.

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