Statistics Research

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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
Level: Proficient
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.

Students can borrow the equipment listed below from the Library or Learning Commons. Bring your student card to the relevant desk to get the items.