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  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X1999006
    Description:

    This study provides background information towards developing working definitions of e-commerce. In addition, through selected case studies it examines whether respondents could provide information for such measurements. The study distinguishes between e-commerce and e-business, the former being a sub-set of the latter and emphasizes computer-mediation as an important feature of this phenomenon. A definition of e-commerce is then proposed: "Transactions carried over computer-mediated channels that comprise the transfer of ownership or the entitlement to use tangible or intangible assets".

    Release date: 1999-08-20

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X19980044511
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article discusses some of the benefits and challenges of data from a longitudinal panel as exemplified by the National Population Health Survey (NPHS). An overview of content and collection methods, sample design, response rates, and some of the special methodological and operational approaches for this longitudinal survey.

    Release date: 1999-04-29

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 12-001-X19980024351
    Description:

    To calculate price indexes, data on "the same item" (actually a collection of items narrowly defined) must be collected across time periods. The question arises whether such "quasi-longitudinal" data can be modeled in such a way as to shed light on what a price index is. Leading thinkers on price indexes have questioned the feasibility of using statistical modeling at all for characterizing price indexes. This paper suggests a simple state space model of price data, yielding a consumer price index that is given in terms of the parameters of the model.

    Release date: 1999-01-14

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X1998008
    Description:

    This paper, Bibliometric analysis of scientific and technological research: a user's guide to the methodology, by Élaine Gauthier, provides an overview current usage of bibliometric methods and techniques, including an extensive bibliography. It also provides technical specifications on the database of Canadian authors that has been developed, with Statistics Canada support, by the Observatoire des Sciences et des Technologies.

    Release date: 1998-10-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 12-001-X19980013913
    Description:

    Temporary mobility is hypothesized to contribute toward within-household coverage error since it may affect an individual's determination of "usual residence" - a concept commonly applied when listing persons as part of a household-based survey or census. This paper explores a typology of temporary mobility patterns and how they relate to the identification of usual residence. Temporary mobility is defined by the pattern of movement away from, but usually back to a single residence over a two-three month reference period. The typology is constructed using two dimensions: the variety of places visited and the frequency of visits made. Using data from the U.S. Living Situation Survey (LSS) conducted in 1993, four types of temporary mobility patterns are identified. In particular, two groups exhibiting patterns of repeat visit behavior were found to contain more of the types of people who tend to be missed during censuses and surveys. Log-linear modeling indicates spent away and demographic characteristics.

    Release date: 1998-07-31

  • Articles and reports: 61-532-X19970013495
    Description:

    Several months ago, I was in a restaurant in the Cotswolds in England. The proprietor indicated a gentleman across the room and said, "We have another North American diner, perhaps you know him." The gentleman was from Vancouver. And when the proprietor went to the gentleman from Vancouver and indicated me, I heard across the room, "Oh, the Americans--they're our favorite neighbors". I think the geographic implications of that were lost on the Cotswolds proprietor.

    Release date: 1998-02-02

  • Articles and reports: 61-532-X19970013496
    Description:

    Society is changing, its information needs are multiplying, and as a result, the National Systems of Information take advantage of the technology available and adjust their mechanisms and ways of generating statistical and geographical data so as to provide new products and services to effectively to meet these new requirements.

    Release date: 1998-02-02

  • Articles and reports: 61-532-X19970013497
    Description:

    The NAFTA is a trade agreement and it is only natural that people should start their questioning of it. There are a number of questions about trade in goods, services and foreign direct investments.

    Release date: 1998-02-02

  • Articles and reports: 61-532-X19970013501
    Description:

    Conventional models of physical depreciation only measure the quantity side of Fixed Capital Flows and Stocks (FCFAS). An additional weakness of these models is that the quantity values for all FCFAS are obtained by deflating all the items behind the FCFAS using only one deflator that of gross fixed capital formation. Furthermore, conventional models make arbitrary assumptions on both physical and economic depreciation. Because conventional models do not measure the price side of FCFAS, it is very difficult to fit the economic depreciation variable into the models; it is probably wrongly fitted into the models in all the cases.

    Release date: 1998-02-02

  • Articles and reports: 75F0002M1994007
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    This report is based on a presentation made to the Annual Research Conference of the U.S. Census Bureau in March 1994. It reviews some of the highlights of a year of testing for the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID).

    Release date: 1995-12-30
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  • Articles and reports: 75F0002M2004001
    Description:

    The purpose of this document is to describe the detailed methodology and assumptions behind the construction of the market basket measure (MBM) of low income. Also this document will raise some issues and highlight some data limitations related to the MBM.

    The MBM represents the cost of a basket that includes a nutritious diet, clothing and footwear, shelter, transportation, and other necessary goods and services (such as personal care items or household supplies).

    The MBM methodology was developed by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Working Group on Social Development Research and Information for Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC).

    Release date: 2004-02-04

  • Articles and reports: 81-595-M2003011
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report presents a rethinking of the fundamental concepts used to guide statistical work on postsecondary education.

    Release date: 2003-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X20030016600
    Description:

    International comparability of Official Statistics is important for domestic uses within any country. But international comparability matters also for the international uses of statistics; in particular the development and monitoring of global policies and assessing economic and social development throughout the world. Additionally statistics are used by international agencies and bilateral technical assistance programmes to monitor the impact of technical assistance.The first part of this paper describes how statistical indicators are used by the United Nations and other agencies. The framework of statistical indicators for these purposes is described ans some issues concerning the choice and quality of these indicators are identified.In the past there has been considerable methodological research in support of Official Statistics particularly by the strongest National Statistical Offices and some academics. This has established the basic methodologies for Official Statistics and has led to considerable developments and quality improvements over time. Much has been achieved. However the focus has, to an extent, been on national uses of Official Statistics. These developments have, of course, benefited the international uses, and some specific developments have also occurred. There is however a need to foster more methodological development on the international requirements. In the second part of this paper a number of examples illustrate this need.

    Release date: 2003-07-31

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X20030018802
    Description:

    In this Issue is a column where the Editor biefly presents each paper of the current issue of Survey Methodology. As well, it sometimes contain informations on structure or management changes in the journal.

    Release date: 2003-07-31

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20010016263
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    This paper describes the Annual Business Inquiry (ABI) project to integrate the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) main, annual business surveys, regardless of economic sectors. The ABI project also brings together employment and financial data surveys and is capable of generating a wide range of subnational analyses, another objective of the development. Methodological aspects covered by the paper include sample design; estimation and outlier treatment; apportionment of data from reporting units to local units (individual sites) and the methodology for subnational and small area estimation. The subnational methodology involves the use of logistic and loglinear models.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20010016264
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    Conducting a census by traditional methods is becoming more difficult. The possibility of cross-linking administrative files provides an attractive alternative to conducting periodic censuses (Laihonen, 2000; Borchsenius, 2000). This method was proposed in a recent article by Nathan (2001). The Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (INSEE) census redesign is based on the idea of a "continuous census," originally suggested by Kish (1981, 1990) and Horvitz (1986). The first approach, which could be feasible in France, can be found in Deville and Jacod's paper (1996). This particular article reviews the methodological developments and approaches used since INSEE started its population census redesign program.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20010016272
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    The French survey of homeless people using support services is unique because of its scope and the conditions under which it was conducted. About 4,000 users of shelters and soup kitchens were surveyed in January and February 2001. Because some users move from one service point to another, it was necessary to collect precise data on the number of times each respondent used such services (meals and person-nights) during the week preceding the survey. Data quality is extremely important since it has a major impact on the sampling weight assigned to each individual.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2002012
    Description:

    Statistics Canada's Survey of Innovation 1999 surveyed manufacturing in the fall of 1999. It was the first innovation survey of selected natural resource industries. This paper is part of a series of working papers based on the Survey of Innovation 1999. This paper details the survey methodology, including decisions taken and lessons learned regarding survey design.

    Release date: 2002-06-28

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X19990015646
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The current economic context obliges all partners of health-care systems, whether public or private, to identify those factors that determine the use of health-care services. To increase our understanding of the phenomena that underlie these relationships, Statistics Canada and the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation have established a new database. For a representative sample of the province of Manitoba, cross-sectional micro-data on the level of health of individuals and on their socioeconomic characteristics, and detailed longitudinal data on the use of health-care services have been linked. In this presentation, we will discuss the general context of the linkage of records from various organizations, the protection of privacy and confidentiality. We will also present results of studies which should not have been performed in the absence of the linked database.

    Release date: 2000-03-02

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X19990024875
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Dr. Fellegi considers the challenges facing government statistical agencies and strategies to prepare for these challenges. He first describes the environment of changing information needs and the social, economic and technological developments driving this change. He goes on to describe both internal and external elements of a strategy to meet these evolving needs. Internally, a flexible capacity for survey taking and information gathering must be developed. Externally, contacts must be developed to ensure continuing relevance of statistical programs while maintaining non-political objectivity.

    Release date: 2000-03-01
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 12-001-X19980024351
    Description:

    To calculate price indexes, data on "the same item" (actually a collection of items narrowly defined) must be collected across time periods. The question arises whether such "quasi-longitudinal" data can be modeled in such a way as to shed light on what a price index is. Leading thinkers on price indexes have questioned the feasibility of using statistical modeling at all for characterizing price indexes. This paper suggests a simple state space model of price data, yielding a consumer price index that is given in terms of the parameters of the model.

    Release date: 1999-01-14

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 12-001-X19980013913
    Description:

    Temporary mobility is hypothesized to contribute toward within-household coverage error since it may affect an individual's determination of "usual residence" - a concept commonly applied when listing persons as part of a household-based survey or census. This paper explores a typology of temporary mobility patterns and how they relate to the identification of usual residence. Temporary mobility is defined by the pattern of movement away from, but usually back to a single residence over a two-three month reference period. The typology is constructed using two dimensions: the variety of places visited and the frequency of visits made. Using data from the U.S. Living Situation Survey (LSS) conducted in 1993, four types of temporary mobility patterns are identified. In particular, two groups exhibiting patterns of repeat visit behavior were found to contain more of the types of people who tend to be missed during censuses and surveys. Log-linear modeling indicates spent away and demographic characteristics.

    Release date: 1998-07-31
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