ACIA hosts datasets that are available for immediate analysis online, using a set of programs called SDA, which stands for “Survey Documentation and Analysis.” SDA is a set of programs for the documentation and Web-based analysis of survey data. SDA is developed and maintained by the Computer-assisted Survey Methods Program (CSM) at the University of California, Berkeley. CSM also develops the CASES software package.
To see how it all works, test-drive SDA at the SDA demonstration site: SDA Archive. Browse the documentation for a survey and get fast data analysis results. The SDA Archive includes several datasets, including the General Social Survey (GSS) and the American National Election Study (ANES). You can also look at some other archives that use SDA software.