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

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

FSD2234 Sport Survey 2005-2006: Young People and Children
The survey investigated the sporting activities of Finnish children and young people. The respondents were asked about where they exercise and in what sports they participate. Attitudes towards sports organisations in Finland were also charted.

FSD2774 Sport and Exercise Survey for Tampere Universities 2012
The study charted the exercise habits of the students and personnel in higher education institutions in Tampere.

FSD2536 Neighbourhood Sports Facilities 2005: Parents' Survey
The main themes in the survey were physical exercise and activities during leisure time, use of sports facilities in the neighbourhood, and opinions on the facilities.

Data series

Data in these series also include questions on the theme.

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on sports and physical activity should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world.

In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland 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. The UK Data Service 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. The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR are also well worth searching.