Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Learning Style data request help

I received a data request and have looked around trying to find something publicly available but haven’t found anything.

The student is looking for:

"So my project is looking to determine the teaching style of a lesson, matched to the Felder-Silverman learning styles dimensions, although I could change learning style measurement systems if it is necessary,, in order to supply students with the lesson in the manner most conducive to their learning.  So I am essentially looking for a data set which contains the students learning style and some measure of how successful in a given learning environment, I was thinking grades in the class would be ideal but if there exists some other measure in a data set that would work."

 A dataset with Learning Style and student grade/success score

Maybe someone on the listserv has seen something similar?

Answer A:
That is going to be really hard to find. The student may have to look to journals. YOur institution however may have an EDC - Education Development Centre, or the institution that provide faculty with teaching and learning, and they may be able to better point the student toward resources and potentially data.

Answer B:
I checked with our Instructional Design Librarian and she is of the opinion that this will be pretty much impossible to find. As [noted previously], she suggested that there might be some articles/studies, but that the data themselves would probably not be available due to confidentiality, vulnerable population, etc.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

CCHS and Colorectal Cancer Questions

I have a doctoral student who’s wondering whether colorectal cancer screening questions were asked of SK respondents. From the documentation, it appears that only NL, NB, PEI and AB are included, but I’d like to confirm that.

Also, she’s like to know if there’s a tentative release date for data from the 2017 survey. I see it’s available through the RDC programme; what about a PUMF?

You are correct, Saskatchewan has not selected the Colorectal screening module (CCS) for 2015-2016.

As for the CCHS 2017 PUMF, unfortunately subject matter is unable to give us a foreseeable date of release. Typically it would be released 2 years after collection, and because the 2018 data is currently in collection (and taking into account the fact that the 2017-2018 will be released together), it is safe to say that it shouldn’t be expected before late 2020.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Sexual Harassment Statistics / Data

Lookinig for sexual harassment statistics and/or data.  Finding sexual assault info.  I can find lots of articles discussing the difference between the two.  Suggestions for sources of this harassment info?

One useful site atThe Canadian Bar Association B C Branch has this webpage is quite illuminating.  https://www.cbabc.org/For-the-Public/Dial-A-Law/Scripts/Employment-and-Social-Benefits/271

Angus Reid Institute did a survey in 2014 on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (https://search2.odesi.ca/#/details?uri=%2Fodesi%2Fari-sex-harassment-E-2014.xml) which is available in .

Also, the GSS on victimization (Cycles 28 (2014), 23 (2009), 18 (2004), and 13 (1999)) may have some variables on sexual harassment.

Additionally, I found what appears to be an excellent survey from Australia which won't give us the Canadian data but does look very informative.  May be of interest to people. 


Ontario Regional Training Materials

The Ontario Regional Training materials can be found at the following link: https://cudo.carleton.ca/dli-training/4313

We’ve been having some issues making the documents ‘searchable’ so I apologize that it has not been more easily accessible! Please let me know if you have any issues accessing the documents.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Population Centre -Defining Thresholds for Population Density

I have had a question from a researcher who is looking at population density and is confused by the definitions provided for the 2016 “Population  Centre”  Classification.

The definition on the website notes that a “population centre” is  an area with a population of at least 1,000 and a density of 400 or more people per square kilometre. 


There is also some discussion of using “a secondary population density threshold,” but the researcher is having a challenging trying to determine what the upper threshold is. Would someone be able to help?

Subject matter has responded with the following:

“Please refer your client to the Census Dictionary discussion on POPCTR. Here they will find the 3 thresholds and a more comprehensive explanation on the concept. Please let us know if you have any follow up questions.”


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Inclusion in the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)

I have a researcher who is interested in the scope of 'loss of productivity' measures in CCHS 2015 and 2016 for British Columbia--what the depth of coverage is. I see LoP is listed in the guides but no idea as to the number/robustness of responses.

We’ve received the following response from subject matter:

“For the “loss of productivity” module that you are interested in, the universe for these questions are limited to respondents aged 15 to 75. In 2015-2016 LOP was only selected by BC, if you look in the 2015-2016 PUMF data dictionary the frequency in the LOP questions will represent only those within BC.”

National Symmetric Input Output Tables - 2015

We are pleased to inform you that the following products are now available.

National Symmetric Input Output Tables - 2015

EFT: /MAD_DLI_IDD_DAM/Root/other_autres/1401_IO_ES/15-207-X – 2015 National Symmetric IO Tables

Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) 2015-2016 Annual Component

We are pleased to inform you that the following products are now available.

Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) 2015-2016 Annual Component

EFT: /MAD_PUMF_FMGD_DAM/Root/3226_CCHS-Ann_ESCC-Ann/2015-2016

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Release Date For National Graduates Survey (NGS) – Class of 2015 PUMF

Is there anything more concrete than 2019 (as per the Tentative release dates page, item updated July 2018) [for the release date of the National Graduates Survey - Class of 2015]?

We’ve had the following response from subject matter:

“Based strictly on previous NGS release cycles, the best estimate for the time being would be in late fall/early winter 2019, but that can extend into early 2020 if circumstances necessitate.”

Labour Force Survey (LFS) – December 2018

We are pleased to inform you that the following product is now available.

Labour Force Survey (LFS) – December 2018

This public use microdata file contains non-aggregated data for a wide variety of variables collected from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The LFS collects monthly information on the labour market activities of Canada's working age population. This product is for users who prefer to do their own analysis by focusing on specific subgroups in the population or by cross-classifying variables that are not in our catalogued products. The Labour Force Survey estimates are based on a sample, and are therefore subject to sampling variability. Estimates for smaller geographic areas, industries, occupations or cross tabulations will have more variability. For an explanation of sampling variability of estimates, and how to use standard errors to assess this variability, consult the Data Quality section in the Guide to the Labour Force Survey.

EFT: /MAD_PUMF_FMGD_DAM/Root/3701_LFS_EPA/1976-2018/data/micro2018-12.zip

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Social Policy Simulation Database and Model (SPSD/M) Release

We are pleased to inform you that the following products are now available.
Social Policy Simulation Database and Model (SPSD/M) versions 23.0, 24.0, 25.0 and 27.0