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Title The 2016 Canadian Census: An Innovative Wave Collection Methodology to Maximize Self-Response and Internet Response
Year 2017
Access date 08.09.2017

Every five years, Statistics Canada conducts a census to provide population and dwelling counts for Canada as well as a wide range of information about Canada’s demographic, social and economic characteristics. The collection methodology has considerably evolved over the years in order to reduce respondent burden, improve the efficiency of the Census Program and data quality. Building upon insight drawn from previous research and censuses, the 2016 Canadian Census achieved one of its best collection response rates, and more importantly, the best Internet response rate since the Canadian Census’ inception.

The Wave Methodology used for the 2016 Census collection consisted in a series of mailings to the dwellings in order to stimulate self-response, in particular Internet response. This paper will present an overview of the methodology as well as collection results. Statistics Canada is at the forefront of the use of internet-based data collection tools and results of ongoing investigations on paradata analysis to better understand the respondents’ behavior will also be presented.

Year of publication2017
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations

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