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The detailed MFS-CIP empirical (or 'weighted') concordance table appearing in Appendix S shows the distributional relationships between each detailed class of the Major Field of Study classification and six-digit classes of the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP [Canada 2000]). The proportional distributions are based on weighted responses to the 2006 Census at the national level for individuals with postsecondary certificates, diplomas or degrees. The empirical concordance differs from the MFS-CIP 'theoretical' or 'unweighted' concordance (see MFS-CIP Theoretical Concordance) that was developed prior to application of the CIP in the census. The theoretical concordance was developed to allow users to see the conceptual relationships between the two classes of systems based on definitional aspects of each system.
Empirical concordances are also presented in Appendix S for less detailed aggregations of both MFS and CIP.