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FSD celebrated the centenary of Finland's independence in 2017 by publishing a new theme page on the sixth day of each month. On the eve of the Independence Day, 5 December, we published a theme page entitled Life in the 100-year-old Finland, which features data collected in Finland in 2016, 2017 and 2018. These paint a picture of what Finland is like right now and what Finns think about different issues.

Students and Studying

Recently published datasets | Other datasets | Data series | Datasets elsewhere

FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on students and studying. There are also many datasets that contain individual questions and variables which are potentially useful to researchers of the subject. The data archived at the FSD can be downloaded free of charge from Aila Data Service, according to the conditions set for each dataset. Please note that below is listed only a sample of all data available at the Archive and we encourage you to search more datasets on the subject on Aila.

Questions and variables of quantitative datasets that have been fielded in English or translated at the FSD can be explored by browsing their codebooks or through Aila variable search. If a quantitative dataset has not yet been translated, you can request a translation free of charge. Qualitative data are only available in their original language. Where applicable, the codebook and other related material are freely accessible on the study description page of each dataset.

Recently published datasets

DataTypeAvailabilityData in EnglishPublished
FSD3148 WeAll Media Data on Equality Issues in Working Life and Education 2016qualiD not available2018‑07‑16
FSD3124 Doctoral Graduates of Years 2012-2013: Career and Employment Survey 2015quantiD available on request2018‑07‑06
FSD3055 Doctoral Graduates of Years 2010-2011: Career and Employment Survey 2013quantiD available on request2018‑07‑05
FSD3078 Doctoral Graduates of Years 2008-2009: Career and Employment Survey 2011quantiC available on request2018‑07‑04
FSD3274 School Well-being Profile 2017-2018: Upper Secondary InstitutionsquantiB available on request2018‑06‑26
FSD3275 School Well-being Profile 2017-2018: PersonnelquantiB available on request2018‑06‑26
FSD3261 Gambling Harm Survey 2016quantiB available2018‑06‑15
FSD3224 University Student Health Survey 2016quantiD available on request2018‑06‑12
FSD3099 Upper Secondary Students' Experiences of Economics Course YH2 2012-2013quantiB available on request2018‑06‑12
FSD3167 Vocational Teachers' Views on Competence-Based Education 2017quantiB available on request2018‑06‑08

Other datasets

FSD2947 Finnish Student Barometer 2012
The study charted the studies, satisfaction, motivation, well-being, values, and circumstances of students in higher education institutions in Finland.

FSD3074 Vocational School Student Survey 2015
The survey studied the experiences of young people studying in Finnish vocational institutions, including their financial circumstances and housing, future plans, well-being, and leisure time.

Data series

Data in these series also include questions on the theme.

University of Tampere Student Surveys Employment Surveys of Tampere University Graduates Career and Employment Survey of Finnish University Graduates
New Students in Universities: First Impressions Student Experience Surveys for Bachelor Graduates

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on students and studying should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world. In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland also provides services to researchers and archives audio and video material. Services of various European social science data archives can be accessed through the website of CESSDA. The UK Data Service has, among other things, a wide variety of excellent qualitative data. Another good source of data is the German GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR are also well worth searching.

» Language Bank of Finland
» CESSDA ERIC
» UKDS
» GESIS
» ICPSR

updated 2017-08-04