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Spring 2021 reference (research) help:
Research in Statistics
Finding statistics can be frustrating, challenging and exciting. You will not find everything you're looking for in a neat and tidy package. Plan to spend a good deal of time sifting through sources to find the statistics you're looking for. Persistence and perseverance can pay off!
This guide is a starting point for materials both in and beyond our library; don't hesitate to ask a librarian for further assistance.
It's All About the Numbers - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fragmented/3391725083/
My Lastgraph - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrlerone/1364483845/
Questions to Consider
When looking for statistics, ask yourself these questions:
- Who/what would collect statistics on my topic?
Governments tend to collect many kinds of statistics as do news organizations, polling places, institutes, think tanks and researchers also collect data.
- How would statistics on my topic be made public?
You can find statistics in a number of places, both in print and online. Not every statistic is publicly available, however.
- What possible barriers might prevent me from finding statistics on my topic?
Statistics for your topic might not be public or available in a neat package. There might be language barriers. Data may simply not have been collected on your topic.
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