FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on media.

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 Data Archive and we encourage you to use keyword search more datasets on the subject on Aila. In addition, datasets suitable for research on the theme may be found from other European data archives by using CESSDA Data Catalogue (Opens in new tab).

Questions and variables of quantitative datasets that have been fielded in English or translated at the FSD can be explored by browsing 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, all related materials are freely accessible on the study description page of each dataset.

Datasets on the theme

FSD3566 Åbo Akademi University's Humanities Researchers and Open Access Publishing 2020
The study surveyed researchers' views on and experiences of open access publishing. Main topics of the survey included the respondents' awareness and knowledge of open access publishing, their own publication activities, institutional support for open access publishing, and the future of open access publishing.

FSD3398 Finnish Science Barometer 2019
The survey studied Finnish public opinion on science and scientific-technical development. Themes of the survey included active following of news on various topics and the importance of various sources of information on science and scientific development.

FSD3483 Journalists' Views on Reporting Tragedy 2019
The survey charted the professional experiences, values and opinions of journalists working for Finnish news media regarding the objectives of the media and the ethical challenges when reporting on cases of violence, specifically school shootings.

FSD3385 Cultural Distinctions, Generations and Change 1960-2010: Coverage in European Newspaper Articles
This study consists of data on articles in the culture sections of the following leading daily newspapers: Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), The Guardian (Great Britain), Le Monde (France), ABC (1960-1975)/El país (1976-2010) (Spain) and Milliyet (Turkey). The articles were published between the years 1960 and 2010.

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on media 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. Research data produced in Finland may also be searched via the Fairdata.fi Etsin (Opens in new tab) . 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.