SRDQ is making available sample designs, questions and response categories for various types of social researches, and is also releasing research outcome (data sets) from a portion of the research data SRDQ has stored up. Through SRDQ, it is possible to reference existing social research information in order to learn about social research methods and to vastly expand survey research.
Each year, numerous social researches are conducted, but follow-up to these many researches, in the form of data accumulation and utilization, has been insufficient. Until now, searches that could be made of databases for social researches in Japan were limited to brief, generalized information such as the research title and research subject. Such simple searches, however, do not adequately utilize the excellent properties and features of today's databases.
With SRDQ, databases contain not only the generalized research information collected in conventional databases, such as the research title and research method, databases also incorporate all questions and response categories as well as the tabulation results from survey researches that have proven exceptionally useful. This type of database makes it possible to search for research designs and questions in which the user is interested, and then make full use of the search results.
One particular advantage of SRDQ is that the tabulation results of the research are placed in a database. With SRDQ, an Internet browser is all that you need to make frequencies, generate cross tabulations, and perform multivariate analyses including analysis of variance and multiple linear regression analysis. As such, you can obtain the analysis results you need almost instantly.
Please see the Help for information on data analyses and the methods available for searching for question items. Please also see the Guideline for information about the handling of information obtained from this archive, including tabulation results and questions.
This database is managed by the SRDQ Office of the Graduated School of Human Sciences of Osaka University.
To construct and maintain this database, we received financial support from Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Grant-in-Aid for publication of scientific research results) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science from FY 2003 to FY 2004.
The permission has been obtained from each research representative that SRDQ releases resarch datasets, questionnaires and survey reports in this database.