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Samples included

Sample description
Country: CANADA 2015
Study title: General Social Survey, Time Use
Collector: Statistics Canada Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division
When conducted: April 7, 2015 and April 6, 2016
Sampling method and study design: Like other recent Canadian surveys collected by Statistics Canada, this time diary survey is a part of the General Social Survey, which finds sample members through a random digit dialing sampling method. The wider survey collected a range of details about the household. The time use survey collected one 24-hour diary from one household member aged 15+ through a telephone interview about activities over the previous day (or in some cases activities from two days previously). Interviewers coded activities while participants described their day. In contrast with previous surveys, this diary included secondary as well as main activities, in addition to location and who else was present. Note, this is a light diary. This means that limited activity codes were collected as part of the survey, and may not be compatible with preceding or proceding years of Canadian data.
Sample size: 17,390 diaries
Response rate: 38%
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