KOBAR has been supported by grants from several public and private
institutions in the United States, Korea, and other countries.
These include the British Socio-Economic Research Council, the
Korea Legislature Development Institute, the Korea Research
Council, the Korea Foundation, the University of Missouri Research
Board, the Social Science Research Council, and the U. S. National
KOBAR provides all data files at free of charge to anyone whose
intention of using KOBAR data is only academic purpose. To download
data, however, all users must inform required information to
are allowed to use KOBAR data for only academic purpose. Using
or referring KOBAR data for any kinds of commercial purpose
is strictly prohibited.
users are obliged to report bibliographical information to KOBAR,
if the works using KOBAR data are published in academic journals
papers are also welcomed. Please, provide a hard copy and an
electronic version of the paper to the KOBAR coordinator.
codebook provides information on the structure and the questionnaires
of the survey. Users are strongly encouraged to look at the
codebook for a study before downloading the data files. For
more information, see questionnaires.
do I obtain a paper copy, or "hardcopy" of a codebook?
may download a PDF fomat of codebook, KOBAR
usually does not provide "hardcopy" of a codebook
by any of mail services.
is a PDF file?
with the MS Word format or the HTML format, KOBAR
provides the Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF is
a cross-platform format for publishing documents which
preserves the work's original design and layout, including
fonts and graphics. The PDF file format was developed
by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using
the Adobe Acrobat Reader. More information on the PDF
Initiative is available
do I get the Adobe Acrobat Reader?
copies of the Acrobat Reader for all common computing
platforms are available from Adobe's
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about your computer (operating system, connection speed)
on whether the problem is unique to your computer, or occurs
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understand that without a detailed explanation of the problem,
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