Friday, April 1, 2011

National Graduates Survey


Good afternoon everyone!

Can someone please confirm that the name of the Institution for the respondents in NGS exists in the Master Files? I have a Graduate student looking to apply for RDC access but needs to know whether she will be able to identify the educational institutions in the file? Also would it be possible to obtain a copy of the questionnaire for the Master Files? The questionnaire that we have access to states that it is the "Release Questionnaire" which leads me to believe it is the questionnaire that links to our PUMF files.


Our education contacts have confirmed that it is not possible to identify the institution on the NGS Master file and that there is only one questionnaire (which is the same for the PUMF and the master file). They sent me one as an example and it also includes the expression "Release Questionnaire".

Additional Question

I have to admit that this is a bit shocking - I thought for sure we'd be able to identify institutions. So I have to ask is there any geographic identifiers in the Master file? I don't see any in the PUMF.


The author division has indicated that the analytical file includes a provincial level geographic identifier.

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