Useless without a data dictionary.
Canadians’ Attitudes toward the Health Care System
A series of health-related data sets from various quantitative public opinion research studies.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Health Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
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|Canadians’ Attitudes toward the Health Care System||Dataset||CSV||
|Canadians’ Attitudes toward the Health Care System - Data Dictionary||Guide||TXT||English||Access|
|Canadians’ Attitudes toward the Health Care System - Data Dictionary||Guide||TXT||French||Access|
|Canadian Attitudes Towards the Health Care System||Guide||HTML||
Agreed with @nymexthegreat. Without a data dictionary who can use these data? Unfortunate.
(The reponse below was posted on behalf of Health Canada) • We are to provide to the Portal, as additional information, original questionnaires and appropriate coding (manually added to the questionnaires), which will correspond to specific data items for the three existing data sets in question: (1) Canadians' attitudes toward the Health Care System - http://data.gc.ca/data/en/dataset/3eac6c30-4e06-4441-a84b-8019786ae69c (2) 2012 HIV/AIDS attitudinal tracking survey - http://data.gc.ca/data/en/dataset/f79b3ec4-5b50-4ec1-894d-e9855148e55d (3) National Anti-Drug Strategy (NADS) Ad recall and tracking survey of youth - http://data.gc.ca/data/en/dataset/439c6c46-b602-4b01-9f21-e04bf55d7b93 • We've made arrangement with our web publishing team and it is anticipated that the "additional information" (including URLs) will be provided to the Portal by end of next month. • In the future, we will include "dictionaries" and/or provide other necessary "additional information" for new POR data sets to ensure usability.
Why would you make this data available without the questionnaire, study design and data dictionary? There are many potential uses for data such as these. Please provide documentation so that it can have extended value. How can I get the necessary background information?
(The reponse below was posted on behalf of Health Canada) We apologize for the delay in posting these documents. We are currently working with our web publishing team to make data dictionaries available for these datasets, and hope to have the data dictionaries accessible from data.gc.ca by early January.
Any update on when the documentation for these surveys will be available? "Early January" has come and gone... Thanks!
The data dictionary has now been added to this dataset. Thanks.
Thank for adding the data dictionaries. Those of us who teach health informatics will value this data. And, of course, the more of these data sets, the better. Also helpful would be any articles published or reports written using this data. Students could then learn from the data and how the findings are effectively reported. Thanks, Dr. Ken Deal, McMaster University
Thanks for uploading this data set, it is very useful for health informatics study. Could you please provide the date of this study being conducted? Thank you.
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