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What are Statistics?
Statistics and statistical analysis can be defined as....
- the practice of collecting and analyzing numerical data in large quantities
- a fact or piece of data from a study of a large quantity of numerical data
What is the difference between data and statistics? Sometimes the two words are used interchangeably, but they are two different things.
- Data is the raw information from which statistics are created.
- Statistics provide an interpretation and summary of the data.
Statistics by Subject
Links take you to a specific section on this guide with sources of statistics on that topic.