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

Published December 22, 2017 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 May 26, 2017 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 January 15, 2017 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>

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