Consulting Services in Statistical and Survey Methods

Consulting Services in Statistical and Survey Methods

Statistics Canada's Statistical Consultation Group (SCG) offers statistical consultation, project management services and statistical training to:

  • federal departments and agencies
  • provincial and territorial departments
  • public institutions and administrations
  • international agencies and organizations

The SCG can act as an advisor, or be involved in carrying out specific aspects or all components of a project or survey. The SCG provides a full range of services in:

  • Project organization, planning and management
  • Assessment of information needs
  • Feasibility study
  • Quality assurance and management
  • Statistical use of administrative data
  • Data analysis and modelling
  • Redesign/re-engineering of statistical operations and programs
  • Design and implementation of data collection and processing methods
  • Estimation of survey results
  • Confidentiality protection
  • Seasonal adjustment and time series analysis
  • Performance evaluation of programs
  • Questionnaire development and design
  • Quality control
  • Preparation and presentation of results
  • Survey documentation
  • Survey and sample design
    • Sample selection methods
    • Sampling frame
    • Survey unit
    • Survey and sample design evaluation
    • Sample size determination
    • Data collection methods
    • Observed and targeted population

The SCG can also develop and apply statistical methods:

  • to evaluate the effectiveness of administrative and non-statistical systems operations
  • to provide statistical advice on any other methodological issue

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