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Canadian Statistics and Data
- Statistics Canada Website
- Statistics Canada Data
- Statistics Canada Historical Publications (Scholars Portal Books)
- Census Datasets
- CANSIM Multidimensional (CHASS) Restricted Access - Nipissing
- Canadian Census Analyser (CHASS) Restricted Access - Nipissing
- Analytical Studies - Statistics Canada
- Historical Statistics of Canada
- Statistical and Geographic Data (CREPUQ) Restricted Access - Nipissing
Government Departments and Agencies
- <ODESI> Restricted Access - Nipissing is a web based data exploration, extraction and analysis tool. It includes Statistics Canada's Public Use Microdata Files (PUMF's), available to Nipissing through the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI). It also includes aggregate datasets, and polling data.
- Nesstar (Statistics Canada DLI) Restricted Access - Nipissing provides a free search of the detailed metadata for the Statistics Canada DLI Public Use Microdata Files (PUMFs).
- DLI Beyond 20/20 Web Data Server (WDS) Restricted Access - Nipissing is composed of standard products produced by Statistics Canada. The Beyond 20/20 Web Data Server is a web based multidimensional table viewer which allows for the dissemination of data over the web in a variety of formats.
- The Research Data Centre (RDC) at Nipissing University is a branch of Statistics Canada's Research Data Centres Program. The RDC is a secure facility/computer lab, located on the Nipissing campus. The centre provides access to detailed, confidential Statistics Canada microdata master files. Access to the RDC is limited to researchers with projects approved by Statistics Canada.
- Scholars Portal Dataverse is a repository for data deposited by researchers at Ontario universities. Data can be explored and downloaded, or Nipissing researchers can deposit their own data into the Nipissing University dataverse.
STATISTICS vs. DATA
In the academic world, statistics and data are very different.
Statistics are processed numbers that provide meaningful information. Statistics are generally "ready to use" for papers, assignments, presentations, etc. An example is the average income of Canadians in each of the provinces and territories in 2015.
Data, (often called microdata) is the raw information that is processed and analyzed to produce statistics. An example is the individual responses that were collected when conducting Canada's census in 2016.
The middle column of this page provides access to statistics, followed by data. Most of our Canadian statistics and data are from Statistics Canada
Statistics Canada offers two types of raw microdata. Public Use Microdata Files (PUMF's), available via ODESI, are edited, anonymized microdata files. The more detailed microdata master files are only available through the Research Data Centre (RDC).
For a more comprehensive description, see Statistics: Power From Data!
IMPORTANT! - Proper citation is required when using these products for papers, publications, reports or presentations. Data sets with restricted access are licensed to current students, faculty and staff for non-commercial use only.
Data Services in the Library
The Library provides access to various Canadian research data. We are happy to assist in locating and downloading these data. At this time we are not able to provide assistance with analysis of any kind, nor do we provide support for statistical software. Due to licensing arrangements with data suppliers some data products are resiricted to Nipissing students, faculty and staff.
It is recommended that you book a consultation ahead of time through the Info Desk at email@example.com or 705-474-3450 ext 4221