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New data on "Canadians at Work and Home" from Statistics Canada: GSS 2016 released

Published by Mark Bodnar

Another bit of welcome news from Statistics Canada this morning... they've published new data from the 2016 General Social Survey.  

Now, based solely on that one short phrase, you may not think it's worth reading further, but those who have used data from the General Social Survey know that its new cycle deals with "Canadians at Work and Home" and is deeply relevant to research areas in both economics and business.

<Read on to find out exactly how "deeply relevant" this data might be to your research!>

Statistics Canada logo: Canadian flag image and the name of the organization in both English and French.

Free poll results on trust in news sources (and much more!)

Published by Mark Bodnar

Happy sunny Friday!

A couple bits of public-opinion-polling news today: 

1. Ipsos just published a report on Trust in News Sources in Canada -- extremely relevant and important in our age of fake news.

2. Still with Ipsos, they are in the midst of a move toward providing a greater number of detailed poll results for free (no more subscription required) on a global scale.  Check out their CanadaUSUK, and Global sites to start.  Look for a link to News & Polls at each site.  

Read on for details!

On cheese and taste tests... (for BUS 345 researchers)

Published by Mark Bodnar

Our BUS 345 students are going to be doing some taste tests again this semester, and this time the focus is on cheese!

If you're in that class, see below for some initial thoughts on resources to help you understand the cheese market and consumers, especially in Canada.  Also be sure to check out my earlier blog post -- On taste tests and primary research (redux)  -- for a list of resources and search strategies that may help you as you design your taste test methodologies and evaluate... <more>

Researching diversity: CARMA live webcast this Friday

Published by Mark Bodnar

Another CARMA live webcast is coming up this Friday.  This one looks to be most relevant to our Organizational Behaviour/HRM researchers, but it's possible that some of the international business people may also find it useful. (All are welcome, of course!)

When: Friday, Nov. 4th, 9am (PST)

Researching the Millennium Development Goals

Published by Mark Bodnar

I just noticed that one of the major academic publishers has opened up free access to many of their journal articles for a limited time in support of the Millenium Development Goals. [...]

In fact, SFU researchers already have access to almost all of the same articles, but a curated collection like this is still useful: if you are researching poverty, sustainability, gender equality, or any of the other MDGs, it can be very handy to have someone pre-select some initial readings for you... and you can always branch out by exploring the references in those articles... <more>

Help us launch the Videomatica Collection: Free documentary on Longboarding, May 24th

Published by Mark Bodnar

This post isn't really about business or economics research, per se... but who doesn't love a good documentary? And it's free!  And there will be popcorn!

Join the SFU Library on Saturday May 24, 2014 at 1pm for a free documentary film, drinks and popcorn to help officially launch the Videomatica Collection!