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How do the study search sort options work?

Most of our sort options are rather obvious, but a few necessitate further explanation:

  • Study Relevance - How well the study-level metadata matches your search query.

  • Title A-Z - Simple alphabetic search.

  • Released/Updated - The date on which ICPSR first released the dataset (or updated it). This sort is really only useful for looking at what's new from ICPSR.

  • Time Period - The dates on which the study was undertaken. This date is generally more useful to researchers and is usually included in the study title.

  • Most Cited in ICPSR Bib. - Count of citations associated with the study and/or the series.

  • Most Downloaded - Count of non-anonymous unique users who downloaded one or more files from this study in the last six months.

  • Variable Relevance - How well the study-level metadata matches your search query, as well as how well the variable-level metadata matches your query terms. Use commas to distinguish variables/concepts.

    For example: gender, race, drug use

 

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