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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
    Description:

    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: 62F0014M2020015
    Description:

    This document describes the methodological details for the Commercial Rents Services Price Index (CRSPI). It includes information about the purpose of the index, data sources, the index estimation and aggregation methods.

    Release date: 2020-09-10

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2020012
    Description:

    A summary of methodological treatments as applied to the July 2020 CPI in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on price collection, price availability, and business closures.

    Release date: 2020-08-19

  • Articles and reports: 11-633-X2020002
    Description:

    The concepts of urban and rural are widely debated and vary depending on a country’s geopolitical and sociodemographic composition. In Canada, population centres and statistical area classifications are widely used to distinguish urban and rural communities. However, neither of these classifications precisely classify Canadian communities into urban, rural and remote areas. A group of researchers at Statistics Canada developed an alternative tool called the “remoteness index” to measure the relative remoteness of Canadian communities. This study builds on the remoteness index, which is a continuous index, by examining how it can be classified into five discrete categories of remoteness geographies. When properly categorized, the remoteness index can be a useful tool to distinguish urban, rural and remote communities in Canada, while protecting the privacy and confidentiality of citizens. This study considers five methodological approaches and recommends three methods.

    Release date: 2020-08-11

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X202000700002
    Description:

    This paper's objectives are to examine the feasibility of pooling linked population health surveys from three countries, facilitate the examination of health behaviours, and present useful information to assist in the planning of international population health surveillance and research studies.

    Release date: 2020-07-29

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2020011
    Description:

    A summary of methodological treatments as applied to the June 2020 CPI in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on price collection, price availability, and business closure.

    Release date: 2020-07-22

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X202000300001
    Description:

    This study describes the characteristics of residential postal codes of the Canadian population using the 2016 Census and determines how frequently these postal codes are matched to one or more dissemination areas, a unit of census geography.

    Release date: 2020-06-17

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2020009
    Description:

    A summary of methodological treatments as applied to the May 2020 CPI in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on price collection, price availability, and business closures.

    Release date: 2020-06-17

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2020008
    Description:

    This document describes the methodology and data source for the provincial monthly average retail prices table. This supplement also explains the difference between the Consumer Price Index and average retail prices in context of inflation.

    Release date: 2020-06-10

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2020006
    Description:

    A summary of methodological treatments as applied to the April 2020 CPI in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on price collection, price availability, and business closures.

    Release date: 2020-05-19

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2019006
    Description:

    This document gives the details of the methodology used to calculate the New Housing Price Index, the New Condominium Apartment Price Index, and the Resale Residential Property Price Index, and how these indices are compiled to form the Residential Property Price Index.

    Release date: 2019-11-14
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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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