DLI Atlantic Training 2006 Session 1.3: Product Highlights Jewels Among the Stones User Guides and Reference Sources
5 7 19 0 What are they? • More than this:
System of National Economic Accounts Sightings Publicly available data resources in the nonprofit sector in Canada Guide to Transportation Data Guide to Statistics Canada pension and wealth surveys Business Portal Global View of Surveys
I need to know how the LICO are calculated. “20 percentage points more” of what? Is it gross income, disposable income, or total consumption? What surveys do you have that deal with labour topics? Is output gap the same as potential GDP? I'm looking for something called "the real effective exchange rate". Help! This doesn’t make sense! When Would You Use Them? Got a question?
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
Changes over time Publications Definitions, Data Sources and Methods
My Favourites Today? System of National Economic Accounts [Major Data Sources of Statistics Canada . . . ] Canadian Community Health Survey Optional Content and Related Tables. Definitions of Rural
Be Imaginative! Don’t 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.