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Finding Data - Business Data Research

Business data can come in a variety of forms and from numerous sources. This guide covers data sources mentioned in the business data modules which are part of the Data Scholars program.

Data Scholar Progam

(1) Take Workshops, (2) Pass Quizzes, (3) Become a Data Scholar


Interested in becoming a Data Scholar?  Take 6 workshops and pass the quizzes for each workshop.

Takes only six workshops!

Pick any Two Categories Below, Take at Least Two Workshops from Each of Those Categories: 


  • Data Visualization
  • Text Data Mining
  • Python Data Scripting
Pick any One Category Below, Take at Least Two Workshops from That Category:


  • Research Data Management
  • Finding Secondary Data


  • No need to take all 6 workshops in one semester. You can take workshops at your own pace.
  • Workshops are offered each semester
  • You do not have to complete the Data Scholar program -- Take the workshops you are interested in!

Badges and Certificate
If two modules in a single category are passed, the researcher is issued a digital badge in this category. See Available Badges Here. A full Data Scholar Certificate (non-transcript) is issued to researchers who complete 3 digital badges, one of which must be Research Data Management or Finding Secondary Data.

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Participation in Data Scholars Program

Interested in being a Data Scholar?  Use this link to register for the program and record your workshop attendance:

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