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What are statistics?
Statistics is the plural form of statistic, which means either a single item in a statistical study, or a quantity calculated from the data in a sample, which characterizes an important aspect in the sample (such as a mean or an average).
Statistics can be used to support your thesis or ideas on a particular topic.
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A provider of market and consumer data, Statista is a leader in all things statistics. Downloadable data, numbers, and facts in various formats on over 80,000 topics and industries.
Pennsylvania Abstract: A Statistical Fact Book: 2014 by
Call Number: REF HA607 .P4 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Over 200 tables in the Abstract contain data for Pennsylvania and its 67 counties on: population, vital statistics, industrial development, banking, employment, education, social services, taxes, government, crime, infrastructure, and much more.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) was established as a statistical agency in 1992. The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 created BTS to administer data collection, analysis, and reporting and to ensure the most cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources. BTS brings a greater degree of coordination, comparability, and quality standards to transportation data, and facilitates in the closing of important data gaps.
Engineering Statistics Handbook
The goal of this e-handbook is to help scientists and engineers incorporate statistical methods in their work as efficiently as possible. Chapters included: explore, measure, characterize, model, improve, monitor, compare, and reliability.
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
Nation's leading provider of statistical data on the U.S. science and engineering enterprise.