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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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  • 1. Introduction to someStatistics Canada products
    Presented by S. Lafortune
    January 2010
    J.N. Desmarais Library
  • 2. Overview
    Selected publications
    Statistics or aggregate data
    Interactive maps
    Research or microdata
    Retrieving data
    Who to contact for help
  • 3. 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-)
  • 4. Selected publications
  • 5. Selected publications
    Market Research Handbook
    • comprehensive source of socio-economic statistics for study of Canadian consumer market
    • 6. Available in print - 1975-1995, 1998-2008
    • 7. Available in e-format - 2001-
  • Selected publications
  • 8. 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 »
  • 9. Statistics or aggregate data
    Defining aggregate data:
    Data collected and reported as a sum or total
  • 10. 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)
  • 11. Statistics or aggregate data
  • 12. Statistics or aggregate data
    Some portals to access data:
    E-STAT (draws from Census and CANSIM)
    Community Profile (draws from Census)
  • 13. Statistics or aggregate data
    Demo: E-STAT
    Unemployment rate in Canada 1998-2008
    Labour force survey estimates (LFS)
    Access (licensed) from Library homepage
  • 14. Statistics or aggregate data
    Demo:
    2006 Community Profil
    Access (free) from StatCan website or Library homepage
  • 15. Interactive maps
    Demo:
    Geosearch 2006
    Access (free) from StatCan website or Library homepage
  • 16. 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
  • 17.
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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
  • 20. Who to contact
    Sylvie Lafortune
    Government information and data Librarian
    DLI Contact at LU
    For data analysis tools: Library web page