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The FSD celebrates the centenary of Finland's independence by publishing a new theme page on the sixth day of each month starting from April. On the eve of the Independence Day, 5 December, the FSD publishes a theme page entitled Life in the 100-year-old Finland, which features data collected in Finland in 2016 and 2017. 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
FSD3113 University of Tampere Survey for Fifth-year Students 2015quantiB available on request2017‑10‑19
FSD3111 University of Tampere Survey for Second-year Students 2015quantiB available on request2017‑10‑19
FSD3127 Housing Conditions and Preferences of Higher Education Students in Tampere 2016quantiA available on request2017‑09‑07
FSD3179 School Well-being Profile 2016-2017: PersonnelquantiB available on request2017‑08‑22
FSD3178 School Well-being Profile 2016-2017: Upper Secondary InstitutionsquantiB available on request2017‑08‑22
FSD3057 New Students in Universities 2014: First ImpressionsquantiA available on request2017‑07‑31
FSD3056 New Students in Universities 2013: First ImpressionsquantiA available on request2017‑07‑31
FSD3122 Employment Survey of Tampere University Graduates 2014quantiB available on request2017‑07‑07
FSD3059 Employment Survey of Tampere University Postgraduates 2008-2009quantiB available on request2017‑07‑07
FSD3073 PIAAC 2012: Survey of Adult Skills: Finnish DataquantiC available on request2017‑07‑04

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.

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» CESSDA ERIC
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» GESIS
» ICPSR

updated 2017-08-04