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Statistics in the News: STAT 0826: Getting Started

Welcome!

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.

Why Stats?

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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

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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