Purpose of collection:

Digital files in varying formats are acquired to support academic programs and research conducted at Carleton University. Much of the data are acquired through consortium arrangements and subscriptions with the following organizations: Statistics Canada (Data Liberation Initiative), Scholars Portal (ODESI and Dataverse), the University of Toronto (CHASS Data Service ) and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.

For concrete examples of our collections in action, please visit the Data Services Guide.

Selection Guidelines:

  • File formats:

Survey and polling data are collected in the format in which they are produced but, where possible, are supplied to the researcher in the statistical package of his/her choice through the use of StatTransfer.

  • Software:

Data management and statistical software are available, including SPSS, SAS, STATA, NESSTAR, StatTransfer, B2020 and Excel. Please contact the Carleton ITS Services to inquire about available site licensed software.

  • Exclusions:

TBD

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