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About Numeric Data
Also known as quantitative data, this data consists of computer-readable research data from various disciplines in the social sciences, humanities and life sciences. Statistics are the numeric facts and figures which have been created from the data. Aggregate Data are statistical summaries organized into tables or graphs. Microdata are composed of individual records consisting of a row of numbers (e.g., like the results of survey) that are extracted using statistical analysis programs such as SPSS or SDA.
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What's in this Guide?
This guide provides an overview of numeric data collections and aggregate statistics available via the Library.
Statistics & Aggregate Data
Statistics Canada products (CANSIM database, Census, National Household Survey); links to Canadian, U.S. & World statistical information.
Licensed microdata collections (e.g., DLI) and tools for working with microdata.
Other Products from the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI)
Social Policy Simulation; Discharge Abstracts; Postal Code Conversion File
Tools for locating datasets (including open datasets) and variables of interest within datasets.
Help & Citing
Resources related to using statistical software, citing data & statistics, and; statistical literacy.