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Data vs. Statistics

Datasets vs. Statistics

  • Data (raw numbers) provides all available variables collected; it can be manipulated and aggregated as needed.
    Datasets is data collected and arranged logically according to definite criteria. 
  • Statistics is data that has been already prepared/presented in aggregate form as in a table, chart or graph.

The websites and subscription databases on this pape are frequently used to provide statistical information.

General Data Sources

Science Data Sources

NSF Policy on "Public Access to Results of NSF-Funded Research":

Using Data in Education

Albertsons Library Data Management Services

Do you have data of your own to manage (or even publish and share)? Albertsons Library's Research Data Management Group can help you with that: