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Jewels Among the Stones: User Guides and Reference Sources Atlantic DLI Training 2006 Acadia University Wolfville, NS April 19, 2006. Elizabeth Hamilton.

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1 Jewels Among the Stones: User Guides and Reference Sources Atlantic DLI Training 2006 Acadia University Wolfville, NS April 19, Elizabeth Hamilton University of New Brunswick

2 What are they? More than this:

3 Sightings Global View of Surveys Guide to Statistics Canada pension and wealth surveys Publicly available data resources in the nonprofit sector in Canada Guide to Transportation Data Business Portal System of National Economic Accounts

4 When Would You Use Them? Got a question? I need to know how the LICO are calculated. 20 percentage points more of what? Is it gross income, disposable income, or total consumption? I'm looking for something called "the real effective exchange rate". Is output gap the same as potential GDP? What surveys do you have that deal with labour topics? Help! This doesnt make sense!

5 What Do I Need to Know? Check the Codebook; read the footnotes Definitions, Data Sources and Methods: –Check individual surveys for sightings of Additional Documentation and Summary of Changes over Time Online Catalogue: – user guide, manual, handbook, sources, method*, concepts plus the subject or survey you need Browse Free Publications and Working Paper series

6 Start here

7 Definitions, Data Sources and Methods Changes over time Publications

8 My Favourites Today? System of National Economic Accounts Canadian Community Health Survey Optional Content and Related TablesCanadian Community Health Survey Optional Content and Related Tables. Definitions of Rural [Major Data Sources of Statistics Canada... ]

9 Be Imaginative! Dont forget to think outside the box. At least two of the really interesting lists of health surveys come from Health Canada and from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.


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