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Anthropology : Find Maps, Stats & Data

A guide to print and online resources in anthropology

Statistics and Data--What is the Difference?


Statistics: "The practice or science of collecting and analysing numerical data in large quantities, especially for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample."

 Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Data: "For social science, data is generally numeric files originating from social research methodologies or administrative records, from which statistics are produced."
     ICPSR Glossary of Social Science Terms

Using Data to Discover and Explore the Stories of Enslaved People

Find Statistics, Data and Maps

  • American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Group
    In partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) maintains an American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Group. The purpose of the ACS Data Users Group is to improve understanding of the value and utility of ACS data and to promote information sharing among data users about key ACS data issues and applications.

  • Data Common
    Search the collection of 455 datasets about Massachusetts.

  • Data USA
    Data visualization for a wide range of public data with emphasis on employment end education across industries and geographies. Rich in demographic info, breaking down by state, county and city.


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