Advanced Statistics uses the same data as the statistics section, while offering more options than the regular search. To perform the search, this engine uses the Title, Notes, Source, Region/Village(s), Indicator(s) and Year(s) fields, as well as the indexed documents (PDF and Excel). To tweak your results, you can combine the different search fields in the “Keywords” and “Limit to” sections. To get additional help, simply click the question mark icon located next to each searchbox.
- If your search yields too many results:
- Use additional words in the “All these words” search field
- Remove words from the “One or more of these words” search field
- Use additional search fields to refine your search query
- Casing, partial words, singular vs. plural
- Every search term is converted to lower case
- If you need results for both singular and plural forms, use partial words in your search query (example: if you need “industry” and “industries”, search for “industr”)
- Use partial words to find words with unknown spelling (example: if you need “Kangiqsualujjuaq”, search for “Kang”)
- Noise words
- They (i.e. short words like “the”, “a”, “and”, “by”, “to”, etc.) are automatically excluded from all search queries, except for the “This exact wording” field. The elimination of noise words helps reduce the number of irrelevant results.
- Boolean words
- Boolean AND: use the "All These Words" search field
- Boolean OR: use the "One Or More Of These Words" search field
- Keyword order
- It does not affect the results except in the "This Exact Wording" search field