Data and Statistics


Introduction to SPSS Workshop

Instructor: Professor Gustave Goldmann

Workshop presentation: Lecture 1  and Lecture 2


This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the SPSS statistical software.

Topics covered will include:
 √ how to open/read-in data,
 √ file management strategies for larger projects,
 √ data manipulation,
 √ how to merge two data sets, 
 √ how (and why) to use survey weights,
 √ how to generate basic descriptive statistics &
 √ how to perform more advanced statistical procedures. 

Want to find out more about the 2006 Census?

Census! Count Yourself In!

 Census 2006 Dictionary

Long form questionnaire (20%)

Census of Population - Definitions, data sources and methods

What about the 2011 Census?|
 No microdata files will be produced for the 2011 Census.  There was no long-form questionnaire, see more information here.

Where to find SPSS on the uOttawa campus?


SPSS is installed in:
Desmarais Building 
 - 2nd floor: rooms 2175 (Arts) and 2130, 2140, 2150  (for Management) 
FSS Building
- Library,room 2010 (for All Programs)
Montpetit Hall
 -Main level: room 140 (for All Programs)
Morisset Library
 - 3rd floor, room 308 (for All Programs)
Simard Hall
 - lower level, room 038 (for Geography)
Vanier Hall
 - 2nd Floor: rooms 2008, 2015 and 2025 (for Social Sciences)

Student Lab Locations Map
Or purchase your own license (here).

Data Liberation Initiative

Obtain hundreds of data files, e.g, Census or GSS PUMF files, through Odesi or your DLI (Data Liberation Initiative) contact at your Library. For more access and contact information see: Data

Where to find SPSS at Carleton


SPSS statistical consultation in the Library Data Centre!
Location: Rm 121 MacOdrum Library
When: every Monday and Tuesday from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

SPSS is installed on all student computers on the Carleton campus!