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Activity Number: 420
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Survey Research Methods
Abstract - #308296
Title: Pilot Survey Results from the Canadian Survey of Household Spending Redesign
Author(s): Johanne Tremblay*+ and Jenny Lynch and Guylaine Dubreuil
Companies: Statistics Canada and Statistics Canada and Statistics Canada
Address: Household Survey Methods Division, R.H. Coats 16th, Ottawa, , ON, K1A 0T6, Canada
Keywords: Expenditure survey ; Collection methodology ; Diary ; Nonresponse ; Reference periods

A major redesign of the Survey of Household Spending, conducted annually by Statistics Canada, has been undertaken over the last few years. A new data collection model, combining the use of a recall interview and a diary, was developed. The length of the recall period for certain types of expenditures was reduced and data collection was spread through the year. The content of the previous Food Expenditure Survey was also integrated. A pilot survey was conducted to evaluate this new model. This paper presents the results of the analysis on pilot data collection and data quality, including the impact of nonresponse, and the results of evaluation of the new collection methods developed for this model.

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