FSD metadata records in DDI 2.0
FSD's data descriptions are available online as DDI 2.0 XML files (compatible with DDI 2.1). The XML files are machine readable. Please see our data catalogue for human readable html versions and pdf codebooks. You will find a link to the DDI 2.0 XML file at the end of each study description html page.
Links to the XML data descriptions in different languages follow the pattern shown in a table below. <STUDYNUMBER> is an identification identifier given by the data archive, for example FSD2324.
For easy download, the descriptions are also available as zip packages. The packages contain the DDI record for all datasets for which FSD is the originating archive. Thus, Eurobarometers and other such data are not included.
- metadata records in Finnish (zip file)
- metadata records in Swedish (zip file)
- metadata records in English (zip file)
The packages contain all information available on that language. Note that there is no one-to-one correspondence between language versions. This is particularly true for records in Swedish which only contain a few datasets. English metadata may lack variable-level information.
The packages are updated whenever our web catalogue is updated. The catalogue does not in general change very often so dowloading the zip packages once a week should keep your records sufficiently up-to-date.
List of direct URIs to individual DDI records are available as text files:
Conditions of Use
FSD's metadata records are openly available for everyone. Appropriate attribution and citation must be used. If you incorporate the records into a web service the records must contain links back to the FSD web site. All FSD DDI-XML metadata records contain the URL for the resource (/codeBook/docDscr/citation/holdings@URI). When using the records for a web service, for research purposes of for theses, we appreciate if you would inform us at fsd (at) uta.fi.
FSD:n aineistokuvailut (FSD metadata records) by Suomen yhteiskuntatieteellinen tietoarkisto (Finnish Social Science Data Archive) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license.