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R showcase: Statistics Canada microdata

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Statistics Canada releases Public Use Microdata Files (PUMFs) for the Census and many of its surveys. These de-identified files contain responses at the individual level and are a rich source of data for researchers.

This workshop demonstrates how to access, explore, and analyze Statistics Canada microdata using R. We will work with the Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey but the content applies to any Statistics Canada PUMF, hundreds of which are freely available in Abacus, UBC Library’s data repository.

There are no prerequisites. Participants familiar with R and RStudio can follow along on their own workstations. For those new to R, the workshop showcases how R can be used for analysis and reproducibility.

If you are new to R and want to participate fully, please install R and RStudio before the workshop:

If you have any questions, concerns, or accessibility needs please email research.commons@ubc.ca.

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This event is online. Registrants receive the link 24 hours before the event. Registration closes at the same time.