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IAFS Honors: Data and Statistics

A library guide for students in IAFS Honors

Why Use Data & Statistics?

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Support Your Research with Data!

Data and statistics can help you support a claim with facts, see the big picture, and test your own hypothesis.

The University Libraries can help you locate both data and statistics for your research. Email the Government Information Library for support!

We Recommend

We recommend that you start with one of these 'big pots' of statistics and data. For more specialized research, look for a topic in the box below.

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Finding Government Data & Statistics

  • Government agencies gather numbers. 
  • Numbers get turned into statistics.
  • Statistics answer the questions “how much” or “how many”. 
  • Find the agency and you find the statistics. 
  • When all else fails, ask for help!