Video - Time Use Survey: Reporting travel activities

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Time Use Survey: Reporting travel activities - Video transcript

(The Statistics Canada logo, the Canada watermark and the title : "Time Use Diary: Reporting travel activities" are on screen)

(A page from the Time Use Survey is on screen. A highlighted box containing the words : "At home or on property" is on screen)

While completing your time use diary, you may see the following message:

(A survey page is shown. The title reads"Attention" and an error message is show)

You have indicated different locations between activities but you did not enter a travel activity. If applicable, change your Location at Question 18 to select Travel and appropriate mode. You will also need to change your Activity accordingly at Question 19. If you did not travel between activities, press Next.

(The word "Attention" pops up on the screen in red.)

This Attention Message will appear if the location of one activity is different from the previous location and a travel activity was not reported between the two.

(A timeline with the numbers "8:30 a.m" and "9:00 a.m" appear near the start of the line. Shortly after, "11:00 a.m" appears close to the middle of the line)

For example, when Anne was completing her diary, she reported that from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. she was eating breakfast at home, and from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. she was studying at the library.

(The word "Attention" pops up on the screen in red.)

When she saw the attention message, Anne realized that she forgot to record her commute – she went back to update her responses to more accurately represent the morning.

(A timeline with the numbers "8:30 a.m" and "8:50 a.m" appear near the start of the line. Shortly after, "9:00 a.m" appears right after)

She was eating breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m., spent ten minutes walking to the library, and then arrived at there to study at 9:00am.

(The word "Attention" pops up on screen in red, then begins to flash green.)

There are a few rare cases when the message will appear but it may not be necessary to make changes.

(The time of "3:00 p.m" appears inside a red circle, shortly after the time "4:00 p.m" appears in another red circle)

For example, if Anne was at home doing chores at 3pm and took her dog outside for a walk at 4pm, the message would appear because her location changed from 'At home' to 'In the neighbourhood' without a travel activity.

(A page from the Time Use Survey is on screen. The "Next" button is highlighted and it's size increases to highlight its location)

Since there truly was no travel activity to report, the message can be ignored and Anne can press 'Next' to continue with her time use diary.

(A page from the Time Use Survey is on screen. The "Attention" section is highlighted in red)

In this situation, it should be noted that when Anne will return home, the same message will appear for the next activity.

(The Canada wordmark is on screen)