Unlike many library databases, it contains no articles or textual analysis -- Simmons contains nationally-representative consumer survey data. The survey asks questions about things like:
Because it has no textual analysis, when you get into the data, you are looking at the raw questions and answers from the survey.
They survey about 23,000 people, adults ages 18+ living in the contiguous 48 U.S. states. They have been doing this survey for 50+ years.
Our data package is 2-3 years out of date, to control costs. In some areas of the economy, this makes the data less useful. But for many areas, the data has not drastically changed; and you can still use our data package to learn how to run searches and interpret the data. Because Simmons is a standard tool used in the marketing industry, it's a very good tool to have some familiarity with when you are looking for marketing and advertising jobs!
Our subscription also is available only for 5 users at a time -- if you get a message that the 5 spots are all taken, try again in a few minutes.
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