Here are a few quick links to commonly-used sources of data & statistics (note that some may require a York login to access):
Statistical Consulting Service
If you are looking for assistance with
- Research and sample design
- Qualitative research methods
- Survey data and survey sampling
- Questionnaire design
- Data screening, statistical graphics
- Regression, ANOVA and other linear models,
- Multivariate analysis (factor analysis, PCA, cluster analysis)
- Categorical data analysis
- Longitudinal and multi-level data
- Structural equation models
- Statistical computing using SAS, SPSS, and Splus/R
please contact the Statistical Consulting Service.
What kinds of data can I find here?
This guide will direct you to data sources in these broad subject areas:
The above subject areas are also available via the "Subjects" tab on the toolbar near the top of the page. Other tabs provide access to
- microdata (i.e., raw survey data);
- a compilation of major foreign & international sources;
- sources of geospatial data for GIS applications;
- information about RDC (Research Data Centres) - when you need access to master files;
- a list of data centres at other institutions;
- information about open data;
- how to cite your data (VERY IMPORTANT!);
- help, in a variety of ways.
The emphasis is on Canadian sources, but significant foreign/international sources are also highlighted.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of available resources; if you do not find what you need here, contact the Data Librarian. If you require assistance with geospatial data, contact the Map and GIS Librarian.
I am usually in my office
- 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Feel free to drop by to discuss your data needs.
If you like, you can make an appointment; consult the weekly view of my calendar to see the times I am listed as "busy", then send me an email indicating what time you'd like to come in.