Something that suggests the presence or existence of a fact, condition, or quality.
It is a perceivable object. This object is used to denote a Concept as a Designation.
A report of facts in an Instrument
Statements are often included to provide further explanation to respondents. Example:
The set of executed processes and the actual resources required as inputs and produced as outputs to investigate the characteristics of a given Population for a particular reference period. It may describe process and resources required to acquire (Acquisition Activity), produce (Production Activity), and disseminate (Dissemination Activity) data in a Statistical Program.
A Statistical Activity includes the run-time information used to actually execute a set of processes. Activities occur in the context of each Statistical Program Cycle and execute a particular Statistical Program Design.
A requirement, request or other notification that will be considered by an organization. A Statistical Need does not have necessarily have structure or format - it is a 'raw' need as received by the organization. A Statistical Need may be of a variety of types including Environmental Change or Information Request.
The Statistical Need is a proposed or imposed change as it has been received by an organization. A Statistical Need is a raw expression of a proposed change, and is not necessarily well-defined. A related object - Change Definition - is created when a Statistical Need is analyzed by an organization. Change Definition expresses the raw need in well-defined, structured terms.
A set of activities to investigate characteristics of a given Population. It describes the purpose and context of a set of Statistical Activities.
The Statistical Program is one of a family of objects that provide the environmental context in which a set of statistical activities is conducted. Statistical Program is the top level object that describes the purpose and objectives of a set of activities. Statistical Program will usually correspond to an ongoing activity such as a survey or output series. Some examples of Statistical Program are:
A set of activities to investigate characteristics of a given Population for a particular reference period.
A Statistical Program Cycle documents the execution of an iteration of a Statistical Program according to the associated Statistical Program Design for a certain reference period. It identifies the activities that are undertaken as a part of the cycle and the specific resources required and processes used and description of relevant methodological information used in this cycle defined by the Statistical Program Design.
The specification of the resources required and processes used and description of relevant methodological information about the set of activities investigating characteristics of a given Population. Includes the Statistical Activities that are required to acquire (Acquisition Activity), produce (Production Activity), and disseminate (Dissemination Activity) data in a Statistical Program.
The Statistical Program Design is one of a family of objects that provide the operational context in which a set of statistical activities is conducted.
One or more Concept Systems used for the grouping of Concepts and Categories for the production of statistics.
A Subject Field is a field of special knowledge under which a set of Concepts and their Designations is used. For example, labour market, environmental expenditure, tourism, etc.
subject area, theme
A specialized kind of Instrument used for the explicit purpose of gathering statistical data.
Survey Instrument is a tool used to gather information from a Data Resource. It can be applied in several ways using different formats and modes, for example, as paper forms in face-to-face interviews, as online self-administered interviews, as computer-assisted questionnaires in telephone interviews, as electronic templates downloaded from the web and returned via email. The Survey Instrument provides a generic description of the data collection form independent of the format and mode.
A Population for which information can be obtained in a survey.
A Population which can realistically be studied (example: people currently residing in the province of Ontario not in an institution nor in a remote northern location nor temporarily out of the province). The Survey Population is therefore often a subset of the Target Population