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Accounting Research Guide

Guide to research in the areas of accounting, auditing, and taxation.


Finding Data

Don't know where to look for data or statistics?

  • Think about your topic. Which national or international organization is likely to have collected and published information on that topic? Go to their website and check which datasets are available.
  • Look at the Methods section of a scholarly article to see what data they are using. Oftentimes, it will tell you what source or database they got their data from.
  • Oftentimes, the most recent statistics on a particular topic may be several years old, or they don't go as far back as you expected.