Should sub-annual surveys be benchmarked to their annual counterparts?: CS11-617/2008-1E-PDF
A case study of manufacturing surveys /
"For many years, the results of the Monthly Survey of Manufacturing (MSM) and the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) have been reconciled and then made equivalent through an annual benchmarking process. Amongst other things, the MSM used the benchmarking exercise to account for the contribution of the take-none portion of the sampling frame. After the 2004 benchmarking exercise produced some significant changes to the MSM annual growth rates, there were some questions as to whether it was still appropriate to force the results of the two surveys together. In reaction to these questions, a working group was created to answer the question 'Taking into account the many differences between the two surveys and the needs of the data users, should the MSM continue to be berichmarked to the ASM?' This working paper presents the results of the analyses done by the working group and recommendations for the MSM and the ASM"--Abstract.
|Department/Agency||Statistics Canada. Methodology Branch.|
|Title||Should sub-annual surveys be benchmarked to their annual counterparts?|
|Subtitle||A case study of manufacturing surveys /|
|Series Title||Working paper ;|
|Publication Type||Series - View Master Record|
|Electronic Document|| |
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|Note||Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada]. "BSMD 2008-001E."|
|Number of Pages||18 p.|
|Departmental Catalogue Number||11-617E no. 2008-001|
|Subject Terms||Statistical analysis, Methodology|
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