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I just came across a great tip sheet from the Journalists' Resource: Free tools for visualizing economic data.
The title is pretty much self explanatory. I thought I'd mention it here because doing so gives me a chance to talk about the hot topic of data visualization and the indispensable Journalists' Resource...
I'm very pleased to announce that SFU researchers now have access to two Thomson Reuters databases: Eikon and Datastream!
These databases will be most useful to many accounting, finance, and economics researchers, but it's possible that other areas (international business, strategy, entrepreneurship, statistics...?) will find them valuable as well.
CONTENT: [...] comprehensive fundamentals for publicly traded companies from around the world and data and charts on equities, commodities, markets, and funds, as well as massive amounts of global deal (M&A, bond, etc.), debt, and economic data, plus such data as... <more>
Do you need to know...
- which brands of energy drinks are purchased most often by young Canadians?
- which Canadian magazines are read most by people who report having donated in the past year?
- how many Canadians take multivitamins?
- which major brands of beer Canadian women buy most often?
- how opinions about global warming vary between consumers of different products?
If so, then the new version of our Vividata database may be of interest... <more>
As you may have heard, there's been some talk lately about reopening and renegotiating the NAFTA agreement. If you'd like to join that conversation and want to contribute more than just "alternative facts," consider consulting this handy dossier of statistics from our newest database: Statista... <more>
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>