These datasets require you to be on campus or to log in with your UCCS account.
The following list contains free sources of data.
Many governmental websites contain download data sets.
In order to understand, interpret, and analyze raw data sets, you need to find the data set's:
Here are steps to open an ascii text (.txt) file in Excel properly:
Even after all of this your data may still not be properly formatted. Check the Codebook and compare the variables they have listed--if the variables outlined in the Codebook and in your spreadsheet are not lining up, then you may have to further format the data by hand in Excel. At this point, it would be easier to download the SPSS file and use the SPSS computers in the Library or in Columbine or to select a different data set.