Types of TIPD

    Major outputs of TIPD which are open to the public amount to 7,300 files in number and around 32 GB in size. TIPD are bilingually documented and its content, context, and volume are growing steadily. TIPD now consist of three categories of open research data: (1) categorical data, (2) household structure and characteristics data, and (3) population dynamics data. Categorical data include two broad dimensions. The first one is contingency tables which are available in PDF, HTML, RTF, XLS formats, while the other is multi-dimensional data which are offered in CSV, Excel, dBase, Access, Matlab, Gauss, HTML, JMP, SAS, SPSS, Stata, & Access formats. Household structure and characteristics data consist of three broad dimensions of information: (1) household head information, (2) household member composition information, and (3) household geographical information. They are also available in CSV, Excel, dBase, Access, Matlab, Gauss, HTML, JMP, SAS, SPSS, Stata, & Access formats. Population dynamics data consists of three categories: (1) increased population within a given period of time. It can be further dichotomized into two branches of data, population increase due to birth and due to immigration; (2) decreased population within a given period of time. It can also be divided into two branches of data, population decrease due to death and due to emigration; (3) intact population within a given period of time. It can be distinguished into two categories of population: those who make internal migration and those remaining staying-put. For intact population who make internal migration, internal migration processes such as in-, out-, net, gross migrations are analyzable. Every types of population dynamics data are available in CSV, Excel, dBase, Access, Matlab, Gauss, HTML, JMP, SAS, SPSS, Stata, & Access formats. The potential applications for research on TIPs based on TIPD include studies on birth, death, migration, residential mobility, life table, marriage, ageing, education, medical care, labor, family, community, etc. TIPD could be used as background data for survey study, including population analysis, sampling design and sampling planning.
    TIPD目前計7,300多個共約32GB開放學術研究資料,以中文及英文描述,研究資料內容、種類、及規模將持續增加之中。目前主要開放研究資料類型包括:(1)類別資料(或稱離散資料),(2)家戶結構資料,(3)人口動態資料等三大類型。類別資料再分成兩大類:(a)列聯表(或所謂交叉表),含PDF、HTML、RTF、XLS四個基本格式;(b)多維表,含CSV、Excel、dBase、Access、Matlab、Gauss、HTML、JMP、SAS、SPSS、Stata、Access等格式。家戶結構資料包括三個基本面向:(1)戶長基本資訊、(2)家戶成員組成資訊、(3)家戶環境變數資訊,亦以CSV、Excel、dBase、Access、Matlab、Gauss、HTML、JMP、SAS、SPSS、Stata、Access等格式呈現;人口動態資料分成三大類:(1)兩時點間”增加人口”,可區隔”出生”及”跨國移入”因素、(2)兩時點間”減少人口”,亦可區隔”死亡”及”跨國移出”因素、(3)兩時點間”持續存活人口”,可區隔”沒做內部遷徒(stay-put)”及”有做內部遷徒”因素,內部遷徙亦可分析”移入”及”移出”等要素,人口動態資料亦以多維表資料呈現,含CSV、Excel、dBase、Access、Matlab、Gauss、HTML、JMP、SAS、SPSS、Stata、Access等格式。TIPD開放研究資料庫可當質性或量化研究之專業或背景資料,主要潛在應用領域包括出生、死亡、人口遷徙、家戶流動、生命表、婚配、老化、教育、醫療、照護、勞動、家庭、社區,亦可做為母體分析、抽樣設計及抽樣規劃等參考依據。