Examples: Microdata products

Microdata files

Citing a public-use microdata file (PUMF)Note 1

Statistics Canada. 2001. Census of Canada, 2001, Families File (public-use microdata file). Statistics Canada (producer). Using LANDRU (distributor).
http://webapps6.ucalgary.ca/~landru/census/2001/cnfam01.html (accessed September 26, 2008). All computations, use and interpretation of these data are entirely those of the author.

Statistics Canada. 1998. Survey of Consumer Finances 1998, Individuals, Aged 15 Years and Over, With and Without Income, 1997 Income (public-use microdata file). Using Sherlock (distributor).
http://sherlock.crepuq.qc.ca/public/anglais/accueil.html (accessed August 16, 2005). One data file, 68,633 records, 22.8 MB uncompressed, 3.5 MB zipped. Accompanying documentation: user guide (PDF), SPSS command file (TXT).
http://www.statcan.ca/english/Dli/Data/Ftp/scf.htm (accessed August 16, 2005). All computations, use and interpretation of these data are entirely those of the authors.

Citing a subset compiled from a public-use microdata fileNote 1

Statistics Canada. 2003. General Social Survey (GSS), 2001, Cycle 15: Family History (Child File) (subset compiled from public-use microdata file). Statistics Canada (producer). Using IDLS (distributor).
http://janus.ssc.uwo.ca/idls/ (accessed August 16, 2005). Raw data, 7.0 MB, 41,729 cases, 99 variables. Accompanying documentation: user guide and questionnaire (PDF). All computations, use and interpretation of these data are entirely those of the author.

Statistics Canada. 2001. Census of Canada, 2001, Individuals File. (subset compiled from public-use microdata file). Statistics Canada (producer). Using IDLS (distributor).
http://janus.ssc.uwo.ca/idls/ (accessed May 16, 2008). One data file, 214,345 kB, 801,055 cases, 140 variables. Accompanying documentation: user guide (PDF). All computations, use and interpretation of these data are entirely those of the authors.

Citing a synthetic fileNote 2

Statistics Canada. No date. National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, Cycle 4, 2000/2001 (synthetic file). Statistics Canada (producer).
http://www.statcan.ca/english/Dli/Data/Ftp/nlscy/nlscy_cycle4-synthetic.htm (accessed August 16, 2005). ZIP file.

Citing a master fileNote 3

Statistics Canada. 2003. Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) (master file). Statistics Canada (producer). Using University of Alberta Research Data Centre (distributor).
http://datalib.library.ualberta.ca/rdc/ (accessed October 30, 2008). Accompanying documentation: electronic data dictionary.

User guides for microdata products

Statistics Canada. 2004. User Guide, Public-use Microdata File, Survey of Household Spending, 2002. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 62M0004XCB. Ottawa, Ontario. 103 p.
http://www.statcan.ca/english/Dli/Metadata/shs/2002/shs2002gid.pdf (accessed August 16, 2005).

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