Working with Remote Numbers. “Statistics means never having to say you are certain”’. E. Hamilton Jan..2003. How do I find the numbers I need?. Define your topic Identify your unit of analysis and constraints
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never having to say
you are certain”’
Census 1996 & 2001
Public Use Microdata Files
Time series data:
Option 1: Use Census link on STC page
Option 2: Use Census link on E-STAT
Option 3: Use detailed tables on University of Alberta site (coming soon)
Some of our favourite bits!
The power of topic based searching!
Search by census variable or place name
It’s a browse list really…but it works!
IDLS variable description search…
Variable Description search results profiles…
Variable level metadata
Which do I use???
CANSIM II profiles…
TABLES & TIME SERIES
Statistics Canada Web
Updated 23 Jan. 2003
For commercial use; no data without dollars; good for finding out how many vectors exist
CANSIM II via E-STAT
No fee for on-site use
Updated June 2002
>10 million vectors
Table options :
Shows multi-dimensionality; limit to 1000 series at a time
CANSIM II via CHASS (UT)
No fee for UNB Libraries faculty and students
Updated 21 January 2003
Time series options
Up to date time series focus; multidimensionality more difficult to see; more difficult to extract large numbers of series
CANSIM II: Comparative Flavours
Use drop-down menu to get all variables
The new Data Beacon
(Expenditure automobile repair)