Welcome to the library guide for Statistics 0826: Statistics and the News. Use the tabs above to link to different statistical sources available through Paley Library. Feel free to contact me using the chat widget at right if you have any questions.
Question: What value lies in statistics? Why would a researcher use statistical or polling information?
Answer: Statistics can be very persuasive. They can help clarify and put an argument into perspective. Keep in mind, though: statistical data is only as good as the people who create it, the quality of their work, and how well they relay their personal or organizational bias.
Good Statistical Starters
Quick Search for Statistics
Not sure where to start? Use this MultiSearch tool to search major statistics databases at the same time, using simple keywords. This will let you know how many results you'll get in each database. Choose the one that seems most promising...
Public Opinion Polling Databases
Need to find public opinion polls? Use the following databases to find polling data on a variety of topics across time.
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