Key Concepts about Downloading Data Files and Supporting Documentation

In addition to downloading the data files needed to create your analytic dataset, it’s a good idea have easy access to supporting documentation for the PAQ and PAQIAF data files, such as the “Data Documentation, Codebook, and Frequencies.” The Documentation provides useful information on topics such as sample eligibility, data processing and editing, and analytic notes. The Codebook provides detailed descriptions for each variable and frequencies of missing and included values. We strongly recommend that you read all documentation before beginning any analytic project.