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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<br />Presented by S. Lafortune<br />January 2010<br />J.N. Desmarais Library<br />
  • 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. Selected publications<br />The Daily (online)<br />StatisticsCanada&amp;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. Selected publications<br />
  • 5. Selected publications<br />Market Research Handbook<br /><ul><li>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-</li></li></ul><li>Selected publications<br />
  • 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. Statistics or aggregate data<br />Defining aggregate data:<br />Data collected and reported as a sum or total <br />
  • 10. Statistics or aggregate data<br />2 major Canadian sources of data:<br />CENSUS: survey of the entire population that produces a &amp;quot;snapshot&amp;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. Statistics or aggregate data<br />
  • 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. 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. Statistics or aggregate data<br />Demo:<br />2006 Community Profil<br />Access (free) from StatCan website or Library homepage<br />
  • 15. Interactive maps<br />Demo:<br />Geosearch 2006<br />Access (free) from StatCan website or Library homepage<br />
  • 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 />
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  • 18. Research Data or microdata<br />Statistics Canada -&gt;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. Retrieving data<br />Three data retrieval systems:<br />EQUINOX<br />&amp;lt;ODESI&amp;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. 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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