Welcome to the research guide for CSC454 The Business of Software! This guide includes the resources we used in the hands-on workshop.
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These are the industry profile resources we looked at during the workshop.
Federal securities laws require public companies to disclose information on an ongoing basis. This means the public can access financial and other information on the open web.
Annual Reports and Regulatory Filings:
EDGAR - US regulatory filings from 1994+
SEDAR - Canadian regulatory filings from 1997+
See our guide to understanding filings
Currency: The timeliness of the information.
Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.
Authority: The source of the information.
Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content.
Purpose: The reason the information exists.
The CRAAP Test - credit: Meriam Library at California State University, Chico
-Reports are generally considered “Grey Literature”
-Format references to technical and research reports and other gray literature as you would a book retrieved online. (from APA Style Guide to Electronic References)
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