Method 1 of 2: Using Published Survey Data Sets Download Article
- Start your Reference List entry with the author or publisher.
- Add the date of publication in parentheses. Generally, use the year the data set was published.
- Include the title and type of source.
- List the publisher or distributor if different from the author.
- Provide a URL for online sources.
Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you
1. How do you reference a survey in a paper?
When you want to reference a survey, you need to let readers know where the survey results came from. Otherwise, they may not believe you. Sourcing and citing a survey properly comes down to whether you conducted the survey yourself or are referencing a published survey as well as which citation style you are using.
2. Do I need to include a reference list for my survey?
Tip: Since your survey isn’t published anywhere and can’t be independently accessed by your readers, you don’t need to include an entry in your Reference List at the end of your paper.
3. Do I need to cite my survey in APA style?
If you’re referring to your own survey (and its results), you don’t normally need to use a formal APA Style citation. FAQ About us Our editors Apply as editor
4. How do you refer to respondents in a survey?
Speaking of anonymity, if you refer to a comment made by a respondent in your survey, always refer to them as “a respondent,” not by name. You can, however, give them pseudonyms to avoid repetition as long as you note that the names have been changed to protect privacy.