FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on consumer habits, innovation and industry.

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.

Datasets on the theme

FSD3392 Finnish Views on Sustainable Development 2018
The dataset contains writings on sustainable development. The themes in the texts include, for example, consumer habits, nourishment, travel, and technology.

FSD2841 Consumer Choices of University of Tampere Students 2011
The study charted the consumer choices and behaviour of students at the University of Tampere, Finland. Three areas of consumption were paid special attention to, namely, clothing, hobbies, and food.

FSD2488 Evaluation of Finnish National Innovation System 2009: Firms
The survey is part of the larger INNOEVAL survey evaluating the Finnish National Innovation System from several angles. In this study, the opinions of Finnish firms on the Finnish National Innovation System were queried.

FSD1123 Youth Study 1993
The survey studied Finnish young people's awareness and attitudes towards industrial enterprises and the European Community. The survey also includes statements relating to industrial work, causes of environmental degradation, and environmental problems.

Data series

Data in these series also include questions on the theme.

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on consumer habits, innovation and industry should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world.

In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland (Opens in new tab) 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 (Opens in new tab) . The UK Data Service (Opens in new tab) 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 (Opens in new tab) . The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR (Opens in new tab) are also well worth searching.