Statistics Canada Research Data Centre Alternatives: Conducting Research During COVID-19

Wednesday May 20, 2020 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
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This webinar will be of particular interest to graduate students and faculty.
Recent physical distancing protocols pertaining to the COVID-19 Pandemic have meant that Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC) researchers need to find alternative ways of carrying out their research. This webinar will be of interest to graduate students, librarians, faculty and researchers. The Real Time Remote Access (RTRA) program offers one alternative way to access confidential Statistics Canada data. Other options include using the Statistics Canada public use files and analyzing data from other sources.
The presenters will discuss the differences between the data that can be accessed through the RTRA vs. the RDC. RTRA data is a very useful option for some types of questions but also has some important limitations. In addition, the presenters will highlight alternative sources of data from the U.S. and elsewhere that are similar to the Statistics Canada master datasets. These may be particularly useful for graduate students who may not be able to wait for the RDC to re-open but who need to conduct analyses that are more sophisticated than what the RTRA or public use files will permit.
This webinar will be presented by Elizabeth Hill, Data Librarian at Western University, and Kristi Thompson, Research Data Management Librarian at Western University. 
This webinar will be presented in English and recorded. Previous webinar recordings are available on the CARL YouTube Channel. Links to the recordings and slides can also be found on Portage Training Resources


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