What are statistics?
Simply put, statistics are data that's been collected and classified. Statistics can support a position or illustrate a point. When used responsibly, correctly, and effectively, they lend credibility to the author or speaker.
Knowing where to find statistics can be tricky. They can be found in books, articles, reports, and government publications, in print and in electronic format. This guide will point you to the best sources for reliable statistics. Whether and how you use them is up to you.
Dictionaries, Overviews, & Finding Tools
Pocket Dictionary of Statistics
by Hardeo Sahai/Anwer Khurshid (2002) Online version of print publication.
Electronic Statistics Textbook
StatSoft, Inc. (2010). Tulsa, OK: StatSoft
The Oxford Dictionary of Statistical Terms
HA17 .K4 2006 (Reference, 1st floor)
Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology:
a Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences
HA17 .V64 2005 (Reference, 1st floor)
Gale Statistics Sources
HA36 .S84 (Research Help Desk, 1st floor)