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International Affairs: Data and Statistics

Guide to research and resources in International Affairs

Why Use Data & Statistics?

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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!

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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!