“Accessing Statistics Canada Data and Resources”RDC_LOGO3

Quantitative Methods Forum, York University
February 1, 2016

Presentation Slides

Resources and Web Links for the Presentation

1) The York University Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC)

2) RDC Program

3) Statistics Canada

4) RDC Data, Statistics Canada

5) RDC Data, Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN)

6) All DLI Products, Data Liberation Initiative (DLI)

7) List of Questionnaires by Subject, Statistics Canada

8) Statistics Canada’s Nesstar server
Provides access to metadata for all Statistics Canada’s PUMFs and master files. No downloads are allowed.

9) Select Statistics Canada Surveys, Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at McMaster University

10) Data & Statistics Library Guide, York University Libraries (YUL)

11) <odesi>, Ontario Council of Libraries (OCUL)
http://www.library.yorku.ca/e/resolver/id/1546562 (for York U. community members)

12) <odesi>, Ontario Council of Libraries (OCUL)
http://odesi.ca/ (for non-York U. users)

13) SDA Microdata Analysis & Subsetting, University of Toronto
http://www.library.yorku.ca/e/resolver/id/1544936 (for York U. community members)

14) Application process and guidelines for research projects at RDCs

15) Sample proposal for a research project at an RDC

16) An article by researchers from the Department of Psychology, York University who used the York RDC:
Ames, M. E., Rawana J. S., Gentile P., and Morgan A. S. “The protective role of optimism and self-esteem on depressive symptom pathways among Canadian Aboriginal youth. ” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 44.1 (2013): 142-154.

17) Bollen, K., Tueller, S.,and Oberski, D. L. “Issues in the structural equation modeling of complex survey data.” Paper presented for the Proceedings of the 59th World Statistics Congress 2013, Hong Kong, 2013. http://www.statistics.gov.hk/wsc/STS010-P1-S.pdf

18) Oberski, D. L. “lavaan.survey: an R package for complex survey analysis of structural equation models.” Journal of Statistical Software 57.1 (2014): 1-27. http://www.jstatsoft.org/article/view/v057i01

19) Cyr, A. and Davies, A. “Item Response Theory and Latent variable modeling for surveys with complex sampling design: The case of the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth in Canada.” Presented at the Conference of the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology, Office of Management and Budget, Arlington, Virginia, 2005. https://fcsm.sites.usa.gov/files/2014/05/2005FCSM_Cyr_Davies_IIIC.pdf

20) Ornstein, Michael. A Companion to Survey Research. London; Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2013.
Publisher’s information: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/a-companion-to-survey-research/book237402

21) Statistical Software Resources, Institute for Digital Research and Educations (idre), UCLA

22) Statistical Consulting Service (SCS), York University

Presenters’ E-mail Addresses

Valerie Preston, Academic Director, York RDC <vpreston@yorku.ca>
Sara Tumpane, RDC Analyst, York RDC <yorkrdc2@yorku.ca>
Walter Giesbrecht, Data Librarian <walterg@yorku.ca>
Hugh McCague, Data Analyst and Statistical Consultant, Institute for Social Research <hmccague@yorku.ca>