Unlocking non-official statistics. 2009 Winter Institute on Statistical Literacy for Librarians. Angie Mandeville :: Librarian :: University of Alberta. Non-official statistics. What are they? Who publishes them? Classification standards? Tools & search strategies Exercise(s).
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Unlocking non-official statistics
2009 Winter Institute on Statistical Literacy for Librarians
Angie Mandeville :: Librarian :: University of Alberta
84% of Canadians feel that Canada has one of the strongest banking systems in the world, and 85% have complete confidence in them.
“Caregivers have experienced the following physical changes since they began taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease: fatigue (47 per cent), difficulty sleeping (36 percent), headaches (23 per cent), back pain (21 per cent), weight gain (19 per cent) and worsening of existing conditions (15 per cent)”
Developed late 1930’s –> last revised 1987
Analyze U.S. economy, manufacturing dominated
10 divisions -> grouping establishments engaged in producing/handling same product or rendering same service
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System Search
Developed 1997 by U.S., Canada and Mexico
New comparability in statistics about business activity across North America
20 industry sectors production-oriented that groups establishments into industries based on activity, “like processes to produce goods or services”
(Enrico Giovannini, Chief Statistician - OECD)