Access to large collections of data, such as that held by the ABS, can by stymied by an inability to find specific items of interest. With data items available from multiple surveys, for the user who just wants to find out specific facts our larger collections can be an intimidating maze. The Quick Data Selection Tool hopes to solve that problem for at least one publication, the Migrant Data Matrices.
The Migrant Data Matrices presents a series of data cubes containing summary data on migrants. The Matrices are designed to allow easy access to specific topics and data items, given the large number of data cubes contained in this publication.
The Migrant Data Matrices contains over 65 separate data cubes, categorised into a 9-subject framework, containing many different data items. This presents an overwhelming amount of data to the user, which can make it difficult to find precisely what they want. Given that this easy access to data is one of the main goals of the Matrices, a solution to make exploring the data sources as painless as possible was devised.
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