Statistics Canada Research Data Centre Program*. Facilities across Canada housing detailed confidential microdata and documentation files from Statistics Canada. Statistics Canada released data that would otherwise not be available into “secure” sites. About statistics Canada data:.
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Facilities across Canada housing detailed confidential microdata and documentation files from Statistics Canada
Statistics Canada released data that would otherwise not be available into “secure” sites.
Full versions of datasets with censored variables + datasets not otherwise available can be worked on in a “Research Data Centre”
There are RDCs across Canada at most major universities with doctoral programs:
New Brunswick, Dalhousie, Moncton
Toronto (York has a “branch” which will soon develop into a full-blown centre)
Waterloo (Guelph, WLU participate)
McMaster (Brock participates)
Western (Windsor is just opening a branch)
Queen’s (part-time site)
Carleton (U of Ottawa participates)
U of Saskatchewan (part-time site)
2 Alberta sites: U of Alberta; Calgary (various Prairie universities participate; Lethbridge will have a branch soon)
Manitoba (branch opening in Yellowknife)
Consortium (U de Montreal) with branches at UQAM, Sherbrooke, Laval
BC universities consortium
BC consortium: UBC, SFU, UVic, Vancouver Island Univ., UNBC
click on “DLI collection”
future plans: see below
Graduate students must have faculty member as co-investigator
Hours are worked out to suit the needs of active researchers. Fall 2009 hours:
Tues 10am-5pm; Wed 10am-4pm
Thurs 12 noon – 4pm
Standard stats packages: SPSS (18), SAS (9.2) STATA (11)** [Stata/SE on 2 machines & Stata/IC on 3)
Open-source stats: R
Multilevel models: HLM, LISREL, MPlus
SEM models: LISREL, Mplus, AMOS
Specialized (Bayesian, MCMC etc.): WinBugs
Other software can be obtained if demand exists.
http://gateway.uvic.ca/data/default.html Verify that variables needed for research are not on public use file. If possible, use public use file to explore data, etc.
Doug Baer, Academic Director
(721) – 7581
RDC (Assistant Lorraine Dame) (853) 3196 (email@example.com)
RDC Analyst at UBC: Lee Grenon, 604-822-0263
Centre web site (shows hours): web.uvic.ca/rdc