Statistics Canada has set out four major steps to the data journey to help researchers better conduct and understand statistical research.
Photo Source: (2021). Data Journey [Illustration]. Statistics Canada.
Step two is comprised of exploring and cleaning your data. This step is especially important if you conducted data collection yourself.
Step two might include:
Helpful resources for this step include:
Step Three involves modeling your data and turning it into digestible information for analysis by you and your research audience.
Analyzing can involve:
Resources for this step:
Presenting your research to others is step four. Step four often uses many of the models and graphs generated by step three, and presents them in a story or narrative format. An important part of step four is data citation.
This step may involve:
Resources for step four include:
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