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Research

Preparation and dissemination of research

One of the important aims of the ARDC is to facilitate the preparation and dissemination of research findings. One component of this is to provide up-to-date information on researcher activities, projects, and publications based on ARDC-accessed data.

Since its founding in 2001, the ARDC has approved many projects that span numerous academic disciplines including economics, sociology, anthropology, community health and epidemilogy, and health. A list of current projects is available.

Researchers use RDC data to investigate a wide range of social, economic and health-related issues, and publish these findings as scientific articles, research reports, PhD and masters dissertations, book chapters and working papers. You can search the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) publication archive to find out about RDC user publications in your field of interest, or check out our syntheses of research findings on specific topics. As well, you can browse all of the datasets available in the Research Data Centres.

The ARDC has developed a graduate-level course on analyzing complex survey data. This course is intended to help graduate students produce either a publishable research paper or a thesis based on one of Statistics Canada survey data sets. Please note, this course is not offered every academic year.