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Statistics: Using These Statistics

Statistics and data help back up a claim you make in a research or persuasive paper. Find more statistics in the reference section of the library.

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Find links to statistical resources available via the Web. Enter by using the subject tabs above OR click on the subject links listed on the right.

Understanding Statistics

"Statistics is a tricky business. The casual reader doesn't understand statistics in any great depth, while the experienced reader often knows a lot about the subject. Balancing between these two extremes is often difficult, and far from natural."  from Writing with Statistics from Purdue's OWL.  

Writing with Statistics.    A guide from Purdue's OWL on how to write with statistics.  Guides on writing descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as tips on do's and don'ts of writing with statistics. 

Statistics.  A guide from University of North Carolina's Writing Center on using statistics to make your argument useful. A guide to understanding basic statistics for those without stellar math skills.

How to Lie with Statistics.  Print format book discussing how statistics may be misleading.