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Teaching with PURR Data: Datasets by Format

Freely available datasets in the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) that lend themselves to classroom use.

Audio/Visual

Audio 
  • Audio recordings and plain text transcriptions of French philosophy lectures (Deleuze 2018). doi:10.4231/R7SF2TFS
Images
Video

Source Code

Java
Java, Python, R
  • Text mining and plotting tools used to collect and anaylize job postings for data scientists (Seliger 2018). doi:10.4231/R7MK6B49
Matlab
  • Matlab suite of programs for generating orthogonal polynomials and related quadrature rules (Gautschi 2017). doi:10.4231/R7959FHP
Python
R

Tables and Text

Tables
Text
  • Audio recordings and plain text transcriptions of French philosophy lectures (Deleuze 2018). doi:10.4231/R7SF2TFS
  • Transcripts of interviews with agricultural advisors in Indiana, Iowa, and Nebraska about climate issues (Dunn 2017). doi:10.4231/R73776P3

Specialty Formats

GIS
STATA
  • Survey data from Latino immigrants interviewed by telephone during and/or immediately after the 2012 national elections in the US (McCann 2016). doi:10.4231/R7KS6PJK

Examples of Helpful Metadata

All datasets published on PURR have metadata (documentation describing data) in their PURR records and within the data files themselves. These datasets have particularly clear metadata that students in any field should be able to understand.

Need more data?

The datasets listed here are not exhaustive, but provide examples of the various data formats represented in PURR's collection. To find more datasets like these, visit https://purr.purdue.edu/search.

Pro tip: start entering your search term into the "Enter tags" field, and PURR will suggest tags to choose from.