ORDERING UP A WORKSHOP:
Menu for the DLI Training
March 14-15, 2002, Wolfville, NS
will be held in the TechKnow Centre, Vaughan Memorial
|Thursday, 14 March
||Registration, materials distribution, &
||Local Updates and DLI Central
Mike Sivyer, Sage Cram
What is new or
notable in your area? This is a chance to find out what solutions others are
exploring and a chance to hear of some of the new developments at Statistics
Canada with the DLI unit.
||Time to stretch!
||Swatting Vectors: CANSIM II,
CANSIM II is out of
the gate and rolling. What do you need to know to explain and use CANSIM II and
what are the differences between CHASS, ESTAT, and STC access?
||Finding stats: terms, tools and
Last year, there was a
request for "Deconstructing Terms" found in STC products-what do the myriad of
terms mean and how can we help our users interpret classification guides,
terminology, and the mysteries of STC language?
statistical concept to love!: Units of Analysis
One of the first steps in a reference interview is
determining what is it the user really wants or needs. In many cases, the
question comes down to the unit of analysis-what is it that is being
investigated or researched. Chuck will take us through the concept of the unit
of analysis so that we can improve our reference serviceand make our
lives easier as a result!
||Biobreak - Fresh
fruit tray, coffee, tea, ice water
Working with Complex Surveys
Understanding the unit of
analysis concept makes working with complex data files a virtual piece of cake.
For example, which file should you use in the Canadian Travel Survey? Can you
extend that knowledge to other files, like the Labour Force Survey annual
files? Wait for it: this is the Far Side Session! But all will
The end of the first day of training will feature a
restorative dinner at the Blomidon
Inn, and provide motivation and energy for the second
||Census 2001Hits the Pavement!
The first release of the Census
2001 is scheduled for 12 March 2002. We will have John Williamson from Census
Division to guide us through the new interface, and to reveal the world ahead
as the Census numbers break out of Tunney's Pasture.
||Time to stretch!
||View of the World: a Geography
Chuck Humphrey et al.
everyone! And if you don't have ArcView or a sophisticated GIS package, can you
still take advantage of the geo-spatial products in DLI? Yes, you can!
The votes have been cast:
- Canadian Business
- Food Stats
- Taxfiler data
- ED and SPED
||Biobreak - Fresh fruit tray, coffee, tea, ice water
||Helping each other: Panel
We will focus on continuing the sharing of web pages, handouts,
teaching experiences, best/worst questions to help each other find better ways
to manage DLI products
||What I need is
Flip chart review, future training opportunities and needs,
wrap up and requests for follow-up from Statistics Canada.
End of training, and a safe trip