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Locating Datasets and 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.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Student Resources

Other Social Groups

Other Socioeconomic Factors and Topics

Comprehensive and Demographics - Starting Points

American Indians/Native Americans