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Syntax for Data File Creation

Note: When using the hyperlinks below, right click as use "save as". Do not attempt to open the files on the web.

Canada

The starting file is the Arctic Master File of the Aboriginal Peoples Survey: aps_arctic_rdc.dat. This file is only accessible through a Research Data Centre.

The SPSS syntax file to read and format this data set is Syntax1_format.sps. Copy the contents into an SPSS syntax file to run (note that the directories for the files probably must be changed to fit the local research data center. Note that the syntax file applies a dictionary (variable labels, value labels, missing values) contained in the SPSS SAV file APS-13.sav. The resulting SPSS SAV file is APS_replicate.SAV

Stat Can applied value codes based on its numbering of response cells on the questionnaire. This means that the value of a "yes" response varies from question to question. The SPSS syntax file Syntax2-Consistency_092205.SPS applies uniform coding rules to value coding. The resulting SPSS SAV file is APS_R.SAV

Many, but not all variables in the Arctic Master File can be translated into the SLICA core international variable data set. The SPSS syntax file that makes this translation is APS_SLICA_var.SPS. The resulting SPSS SAV file is APS_R_SLICA.SAV.

Alaska

The starting file is NS_NANA_BS_3-04.sav.

The SPSS syntax file that reads this original data set, creates new variables, and contains the syntax for all analyses is SLICA_master_ANNOT.SPS. The upated master SPSS SAV file is Alaska_1011305.sav.

The SPSS syntax file SLICA_master_ANNOT.SPS also creates a SAV file containing the subset of variables common with those created from the Canadian data set. The resulting SPSS SAV file is Alaska_APS101305.sav.

International Data Set

The syntax file merging the Canadian and Alaska SPSS SAV files is SLICA092205.SPS.