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Applied Research for Students

Research Ethics

Ensure that you follow research ethics guidelines and the guidelines of the faculty member overseeing your research to ensure all appropriate consent forms are signed and submitted for any research involving human participants.

eBooks about Research Methods and Design

eBooks about Data Collection

Finding Statistics through Seneca Libraries


Check out the Data and Statistics guide from Seneca Libraries


Seneca Libraries subscribe to many databases that have data and statistical reports:

Statista (Statistical data and analysis of business, industry, product brands, market share, media, and social scientific topics)

Vividata (consumer demographics, media usage, lifestyle and attitudinal data, and product usage)

Link to all Seneca Libraries data and statistical reports databases


Finding Statistics through Google

Statistics Canada is a government agency legislated to provide statistics for Canada and each of its provinces.

Find more statistics by Googling the topic you want to know more about and adding the words "Canadian statistics". 


As with all research online, be sure to consider its relevance to your topic/assignment by assessing it, including its:

  • Currency (how old are these statistics?) 
  • Authority (who published these statistics?)

For more advanced Google search tips, check out our Google Research for Students tutorial.

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