There’s a knock on your front door. You wait, wondering if they will go away. Another knock. You pull back the curtain to check. Then, you slowly open the door.
Good news! It’s Statistics Canada!
Over the past 100 years, we have gone from a world where Canadians were growing produce and hauling it to market behind a team of horses, to a complex, interwoven world where companies seem to have no borders. Deals are made on the Internet, products and services come and go in a flash, economies are more connected both financially and economically, and production is fragmented across the globe.
Last month, the StatCan Blog focused on how the Quality Secretariat defines quality.
Now, it’s time to tell you how it’s done!
Specifying the need
Each time a new statistical program is created or an existing one is revised, Statistics Canada typically conducts broad consultations with partners. Understanding their information needs is essential to designing questions that will produce an output relevant to these needs.