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Introduction to someStatistics Canada products<br />Presented by S. Lafortune<br />January 2010<br />J.N. Desmarais Librar...
Overview<br />Selected publications<br />Statistics or aggregate data<br />Interactive maps<br />Research or microdata<br ...
Selected publications<br />The Daily (online)<br />StatisticsCanada&apos;s official release bulletin<br />Provides archive...
Selected publications<br />
Selected publications<br />Market Research Handbook<br /><ul><li>comprehensive source of socio-economic statistics for stu...
Available in print - 1975-1995, 1998-2008
Available in e-format - 2001-</li></li></ul><li>Selected publications<br />
Selected publications<br />Canadian Economic Observer<br />Print 1988 –<br />E-format 2003 –<br />indexed in Business Sour...
Statistics or aggregate data<br />Defining aggregate data:<br />Data collected and reported as a sum or total <br />
Statistics or aggregate data<br />2 major Canadian sources of data:<br />CENSUS:  survey of the entire population that pro...
Statistics or aggregate data<br />
Statistics or aggregate data<br />Some portals to access data:<br />E-STAT (draws from Census and CANSIM)<br />Community P...
Statistics or aggregate data<br />Demo: E-STAT <br />Unemployment rate in Canada 1998-2008 <br />Labour force survey estim...
Statistics or aggregate data<br />Demo:<br />2006 Community Profil<br />Access (free) from StatCan website or Library home...
Interactive maps<br />Demo:<br />Geosearch 2006<br />Access (free) from StatCan website or Library homepage<br />
Research Data or microdata<br />Definition:<br />raw data (numbers) organized in a file where the lines in the file repres...
Research Data or microdata<br />Statistics Canada ->Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) <br />Public use microdata files or P...
Retrieving data<br />Three data retrieval systems:<br />EQUINOX<br />&lt;ODESI&gt; (demo)<br />Canadian Census Analyzer fr...
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Introduction to Statistics Canada products including The Canada Year Book, GeoSearch, Canadian Social Trends, Community Profile 2006 and more.

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  1. 1. Introduction to someStatistics Canada products<br />Presented by S. Lafortune<br />January 2010<br />J.N. Desmarais Library<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Selected publications<br />Statistics or aggregate data<br />Interactive maps<br />Research or microdata<br />Retrieving data<br />Who to contact for help<br />
  3. 3. Selected publications<br />The Daily (online)<br />StatisticsCanada&apos;s official release bulletin<br />Provides archives from 1995<br />Canada Year Book<br />Available in print (1867-2001 / 2006-)<br />Available in e-format (1867-1967 / 2006-)<br />
  4. 4. Selected publications<br />
  5. 5. Selected publications<br />Market Research Handbook<br /><ul><li>comprehensive source of socio-economic statistics for study of Canadian consumer market
  6. 6. Available in print - 1975-1995, 1998-2008
  7. 7. Available in e-format - 2001-</li></li></ul><li>Selected publications<br />
  8. 8. Selected publications<br />Canadian Economic Observer<br />Print 1988 –<br />E-format 2003 –<br />indexed in Business Source Complete, 2001-01-02 - present<br />Canadian Social Trends<br />Print 1988-<br />E-format 1996-<br />Use the « articles by subject »<br />
  9. 9. Statistics or aggregate data<br />Defining aggregate data:<br />Data collected and reported as a sum or total <br />
  10. 10. Statistics or aggregate data<br />2 major Canadian sources of data:<br />CENSUS: survey of the entire population that produces a &quot;snapshot&quot; of data from one specific point in time<br />CANSIM: survey of every aspect of Canadian life at intervals over time (time series)<br />
  11. 11. Statistics or aggregate data<br />
  12. 12. Statistics or aggregate data<br />Some portals to access data:<br />E-STAT (draws from Census and CANSIM)<br />Community Profile (draws from Census)<br />
  13. 13. Statistics or aggregate data<br />Demo: E-STAT <br />Unemployment rate in Canada 1998-2008 <br />Labour force survey estimates (LFS)<br />Access (licensed) from Library homepage<br />
  14. 14. Statistics or aggregate data<br />Demo:<br />2006 Community Profil<br />Access (free) from StatCan website or Library homepage<br />
  15. 15. Interactive maps<br />Demo:<br />Geosearch 2006<br />Access (free) from StatCan website or Library homepage<br />
  16. 16. Research Data or microdata<br />Definition:<br />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<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. Research Data or microdata<br />Statistics Canada ->Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) <br />Public use microdata files or PUMFs<br />Hundreds of files are available on all subjects concerning Canadians <br />Why use microdata? Researchers can use any variable<br />
  19. 19. Retrieving data<br />Three data retrieval systems:<br />EQUINOX<br />&lt;ODESI&gt; (demo)<br />Canadian Census Analyzer from CHASS<br />See DLI Contact at Laurentian U. (me)<br />How to access: Library web page<br />
  20. 20. Who to contact<br />Sylvie Lafortune<br />Government information and data Librarian<br />DLI Contact at LU<br />For data analysis tools: Library web page<br />
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