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Madgic presents don t let data get you down

MADGIC Presents:Don’t Let Data Get You DOWN!

How to make the most of your data resources

MADGIC Workshop Series, 2001


Things to remember about surveys

Things to remember about surveys

Sponsorship (who paid for the study?)

Do they have an agenda?

Who collected the data?

Do they have a reputation for accuracy?

Does the author use anecdotal evidence when data are available?

MADGIC Workshop Series, 2001


About the data centre http www carleton ca ssdata

About the Data Centre(http://www.carleton.ca/~ssdata)

Established in 1966

Located near the information desk at MADGIC

Holds a wide variety of data sets from various sources

Provides consultation on the use of data in teaching and research

MADGIC Workshop Series, 2001


Canadian data sources

Canadian Data Sources

Statistics Canada through the Data Liberation Initiative

Public opinion data

Gallup Canada (1945-1999)

POLLARA (1990-1998)

SSHRC-funded studies

DMTI Spatial

MADGIC Workshop Series, 2001


Data liberation initiative http www statcan ca english dli dli htm

Data Liberation Initiative(http://www.statcan.ca/english/Dli/dli.htm)

Major breakthrough in access!

Includes all Statistics Canada’s public datafiles, databases and geographic files

Restrictions on use

Teaching

Research (non-commercial)

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Data liberation initiative con t

Data Liberation Initiative(con’t)

Census 96

Longitudinal data

Kid’s survey

SLID

NPHS

General Social Surveys (1-13)

CANSIM

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Data liberation initiative con t1

Data Liberation Initiative(con’t)

Absence from Work

Violence Against Women

Volunteers

Literacy (national and international)

many, many more

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Public opinion polls

Public Opinion Polls

Gallup Canada (1945-2000)

Most comprehensive collection in existence

POLLARA (formerly Insight Canada Research)

Quarterly reports (1992-2000)

Special topics (1990-1998)

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Dmti spatial www dmtispatial com

DMTI Spatial(www.dmtispatial.com)

First pan-Canadian private industry/post-secondary consortium

Street mapping files for every community over 1,000

points of interest

distances and directions

Topographic files

Postal-code files

Geo-coding software (Geo-Pinpoint)

MADGIC Workshop Series, 2001


Sshrc funded studies

SSHRC-funded studies

Canadian election studies (1965-1997, including referenda)

Class Structure Survey

Violence in Dating Relationships

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Foreign and international data sources

Foreign and International Data Sources

ICPSR

ISSP

IFDO/CESSDA

United Nations

European Community

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Icpsr http www icpsr umich edu

ICPSR(http://www.icpsr.umich.edu)

340-member data cooperative

More than 40,000 datasets

Mostly US, but a good collection of international data

World-renowned summer program in social statistics

MADGIC Workshop Series, 2001


Issp 1985 1999 http www issp org

ISSP (1985-1999)(http://www.issp.org)

Data from over 35 countries

Canada joined in 1992 (Carleton collects Canadian data)

Annual survey/theme repeated about every 5 years

Great source for comparative analyses

MADGIC Workshop Series, 2001


Issp 1985 1999 con t

ISSP (1985-1999)(con’t)

Topics include:

Role of government/national identity

Social inequality

Environment

Family and gender roles

Work orientations

Religion

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Ifdo cessda http www nsd uib no cessda idc

IFDO/CESSDA(http://www.nsd.uib.no/Cessda/IDC/)

represents major national archives and data centres

works on international data-sharing agreements

European catalogue available on the web

MADGIC Workshop Series, 2001


United nations www un org databases

United Nations(www.un.org/databases)

Some data (eg. rollcalls) available through ICPSR

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics

Social Indicators*

Other data available from individual organizations (eg. UNICEF, UNESCO)

MADGIC Workshop Series, 2001


European community www mzes uni mannheim de eurodata links html

European Community(www.mzes.uni-mannheim.de/eurodata/links.html)

Research institute located at the University of Mannheim

Comprehensive list of statistical sources including major data archives

Links to national statistical offices around the world

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Services offered

Services Offered

Help

Locating useful data

Accessing data

Using SPSS for UNIX or Windows

Using Statistical CD-ROMs

In-class presentations

Creation of tailored subsets for use in SPSS for Windows

Consulting

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Other useful url s

Other Useful URL’s

Craig McKie’s Social Science Research Page

http://socsciresearch.com

U of Toronto Databases

http://chass.utoronto.ca

Statistics Canada

http://www.statcan.ca

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Other useful url s cont d

Other Useful URL’s (cont’d)

E-STAT

http://www.statcan.ca/english/estat.html

Census Community Profiles

http://ww2.statcan.ca/english/profil

US Bureau of the Census

http://www.census.gov

MADGIC Workshop Series, 2001


Contact information

Contact Information

Wendy Watkins x 8376

[email protected]

Jane Fry x 1121

[email protected]

Data Centre x 2619

[email protected]

MADGIC Workshop Series, 2001


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