Students will practice working with a variety of open and licensed sources of statistics. This workshop begins with a focus on Statistics Canada and their Census program. Students will practice searching and extracting statistics from a variety of complex interfaces (including building cross tables). Students will work to complete a digital worksheet to keep a record of their work that can also be shared in summary form with the hosting instructor.
After this workshop, students will be able to:
- Recognize Statistics Canada as the leading source of open statistics for researching the Canadian population
- Practice searching and extracting statistics from open and licensed library sources
- Employ techniques for matching their research need to the accessibility and format of available statistics
- Recall that researching statistics requires a precise understanding of the research need and the available statistics
Skill Type: Research
Delivery Method: In-class workshop
Ideal Audience: Students completing assignments that require statistics
Time Required: 60-90 minutes
Best Practice: This workshop requires an advanced assignment focused on statistical research. Workshops will be tailored to the course subject and assignment topics.
Technology Required: This is a hands-on workshop; a computer lab or student laptops are required.
Interested in booking a session? We invite you to reach out to your librarian.