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Data Services

Lists Canadian data sources available to KPU users, as well as tools for working with datasets.

What kind of data do you need?

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ready-made charts, tables, graphs

 see our guides for Statistics and Business Statistics

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"raw" numeric data

Data is the 'raw material' that is analyzed to produce the statistics found in tables, graphs, charts, maps, etc.

Numeric data files typically feature columns and rows of numbers. Each row represents one respondent or unit of analysis. The columns contain coded responses or observations.You usually need special software such as SPSS, Beyond 20/20 or ArcGIS to work with 'raw' data. 

Use this library guide to locate numeric data sources and data analysis tools.

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image by TastyCakes re-used under terms of Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Unported License

geospatial data for mapping

Geospatial files are designed to be used with GIS software (Geographic Information Systems) to analyze geographic relationships and produce maps.

 see our GIS guide