Program Information

Intended Participants

SPIDA is intended for faculty, researchers and graduate and undergraduate students at Canadian universities, researchers and policy analysts in both public and not-for-profit organizations, and data librarians. To benefit from the Program, applicants should have a working knowledge of statistics, at least to the level of multiple regression.

Financial Support for Transportation and Housing

The program is intended for researchers from across Canada. Some financial support to help cover transportation and housing expenses is available to participants who live outside the Greater Toronto Area. Further information is available on the application form

Fees and Bursaries

The fee for attending all 8 days of the program is $240.00, payable in advance by March 29, 2010. A modest fee bursary is available to full-time students. Further information is available on the application form.

Application Procedure and Deadline

To apply to SPIDA, you are encouraged to fill out the on-line application form.

A printed copy of the application form can also be obtained by request. Please see below to contact Bryn Greer-Wootten.

Completed applications can be faxed to 416-736-5749, or mailed to:

Summer Program in Data Analysis
Institute for Social Research
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

The deadline for applications is Monday, February 22, 2010, and applicants will be notified of acceptances by March 8, 2010.

Space in SPIDA is limited and it is necessary to select among applicants: selection will be based on applicants' previous experience in data analysis, as well as their statements of interest, but an effort will be made to represent all geographic regions and social science research sectors.

For further information contact:

Bryn Greer-Wootten
Institute for Social Research
York University
Tel: 416-736-2100 Ext.20306
Fax: 416-736-5749

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