Looking for some help with SPSS, MatLAB or SASS? Want to know the best way to recruit participants or advertise your study? Take a look at the resources below.

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Population Data BC

There are several education and training opportunities available from Population Data BC.



  • The Mathworks website provides some support on how to use the MatLAB program


Participant Recruitment

  • Some suggestions for recruiting participants from the National Institute on Mental Health
  • Some recruitment tips from Grad Hacker
  • Participant recruitment video

Media Relations and Advertising

  • Handout for the Media Relations Lecture
  • Examples of some successful ads that IALH helped students develop

Coming Soon

  • Clear language course (How to create a recruitment ad, recruit participants, and hold focus groups)
  • Health systems 101 (course by Wendy Young (VIHA) to help you understand BC’s health care system)

  • Stats in your research (Breaking down what stat analyses might be useful for your research)