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Subject categories updated

Article dated: 01-Mar-05

The subject category list in use at the ESDS/UKDA has been updated to include new categories to reflect the growing subject scope of the collection. One or more of these categories are assigned to each dataset to indicate the overall subject of the data at study level.

The subject categories create a useful tool to enable users to browse the whole collection for datasets matching their area of interest.

There are 20 thematic headings which in most cases are further divided into subheadings, for example:

subject categories screenshot

One or more boxes can be checked to retrieve datasets on the required topics. Alternatively the check box at the main heading (e.g. Politics) can be checked to retrieve studies on ALL areas within this category.

For help with a more refined search for studies with questions/variables on specific topics users can consult the HASSET thesaurus.