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Introduction to Statistics Canada products including The Canada Year Book, GeoSearch, Canadian Social Trends, Community Profile 2006 and more.

Introduction to Statistics Canada products including The Canada Year Book, GeoSearch, Canadian Social Trends, Community Profile 2006 and more.

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    • Introduction to someStatistics Canada products
      Presented by S. Lafortune
      January 2010
      J.N. Desmarais Library
    • Overview
      Selected publications
      Statistics or aggregate data
      Interactive maps
      Research or microdata
      Retrieving data
      Who to contact for help
    • Selected publications
      The Daily (online)
      StatisticsCanada's official release bulletin
      Provides archives from 1995
      Canada Year Book
      Available in print (1867-2001 / 2006-)
      Available in e-format (1867-1967 / 2006-)
    • Selected publications
    • Selected publications
      Market Research Handbook
      • comprehensive source of socio-economic statistics for study of Canadian consumer market
      • Available in print - 1975-1995, 1998-2008
      • Available in e-format - 2001-
    • Selected publications
    • Selected publications
      Canadian Economic Observer
      Print 1988 –
      E-format 2003 –
      indexed in Business Source Complete, 2001-01-02 - present
      Canadian Social Trends
      Print 1988-
      E-format 1996-
      Use the « articles by subject »
    • Statistics or aggregate data
      Defining aggregate data:
      Data collected and reported as a sum or total
    • Statistics or aggregate data
      2 major Canadian sources of data:
      CENSUS: survey of the entire population that produces a "snapshot" of data from one specific point in time
      CANSIM: survey of every aspect of Canadian life at intervals over time (time series)
    • Statistics or aggregate data
    • Statistics or aggregate data
      Some portals to access data:
      E-STAT (draws from Census and CANSIM)
      Community Profile (draws from Census)
    • Statistics or aggregate data
      Demo: E-STAT
      Unemployment rate in Canada 1998-2008
      Labour force survey estimates (LFS)
      Access (licensed) from Library homepage
    • Statistics or aggregate data
      Demo:
      2006 Community Profil
      Access (free) from StatCan website or Library homepage
    • Interactive maps
      Demo:
      Geosearch 2006
      Access (free) from StatCan website or Library homepage
    • Research Data or microdata
      Definition:
      raw data (numbers) organized in a file where the lines in the file represent a specific unit of observation (individual, household) and the information on the lines are values of variables
    • Research Data or microdata
      Statistics Canada ->Data Liberation Initiative (DLI)
      Public use microdata files or PUMFs
      Hundreds of files are available on all subjects concerning Canadians
      Why use microdata? Researchers can use any variable
    • Retrieving data
      Three data retrieval systems:
      EQUINOX
      <ODESI> (demo)
      Canadian Census Analyzer from CHASS
      See DLI Contact at Laurentian U. (me)
      How to access: Library web page
    • Who to contact
      Sylvie Lafortune
      Government information and data Librarian
      DLI Contact at LU
      For data analysis tools: Library web page