There's a wealth of free numerical data on the internet--so much it can be hard to know where to look.
Use this guide to narrow your search--and find exactly what you need.
What you'll find here:
Access to quick data tables that can help you shape an argument.
Sources for granular numerical data that can provide background or primary sources for research projects.
Reports from agencies and institutions on their own statistical research.
Links to blogs, books, and online tools that vizualize and interpret data.
...but you won't find:
The skills needed to do college level statistics on your own. Conducting statistical inquiry is a highly specialized process that can't be covered in a library website. To truly understand how to conduct statiscial research and analysis, please take a statistics or research course in mathematics or the social sciences.
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The Numbers Guy
The latest from Carl Bialik of the Wall Street Journal on newsworthy statistics and their implications.