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Sources of statistics at the Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans.

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Statistics and Data

The terms "statistics" and "data" are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.  Data are the raw numbers and from which statistics are created.  Statistics are data analyzed.  

Sources of statistics

Various sources of general statistics.  See also specific areas, such as Business, for statistics in those areas.  Here's where to go to learn to use SPSS.

Data Sets and Web Sites

Collections of data sets for analysis with SPSS or other statistical software.  Be on the lookout for data and for codebooks, which explain the data format.