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Advanced Sociology Research

ASA Style Card -- FAQs

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ASA Style

Look to these resources in print and online:

Additional Note on ASA Style

The American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Manual is derived from the Chicago Manual of Style.

If you need additional guidance, please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style page.

Citing Data Sets

Citing Datasets (found online) in ASA Style

Note: Use these examples to guide you, but you should consult your style manual and/or your professor for additional guidance.


Best Case

If you have all of the information shown here, include it.

Circled 1 icon Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Circled 2 icon 2014. Circled 3 icon National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 Cohort, 1997-2011 (rounds 1-15) [Circled 4 icon dataset]. Circled 6 icon Chicago, IL: National Opinion Research Center, The University of Chicago[producer]. Circled 7 icon Columbus, OH: Center for Human Resource Research, The Ohio State University, [distributor].

Other Examples

When the Best Case isn’t possible, provide as much information as you can.

Circled 1 icon Pew Social & Demographic Trends Project. Circled 2 icon 2011. Circled 3 icon December 2011 Youth and Economy Survey. Circled 6 icon Washington, DC: Pew Research Center.

OR

Circled 1 icon Pew Social & Demographic Trends Project. Circled 2 icon 2011. Circled 3 icon December 2011 Youth and Economy Survey. Circled 5 icon http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/category/datasets/.

Key:

Circled 1 icon Author/Researcher | Circled 2 icon Year Published |  Circled 3 icon Title of Data Set/Study | Circled 4 icon Description of the Type of Information | Circled 5 icon URL | Circled 6 icon Producer of Study & their Location | Circled 7 icon Distributor of Study & their Location