Statistical data and reports are very significant information sources in most fields of study, including business, the social and natural sciences. Company, industry, consumer, and other data provide useful insight on how businesses, markets, societies, and nature work, and can serve as persuasive evidence when writing papers. However, never forget to examine how and by who the statistics that you intend to use were gathered, as the collection and sampling methodology may influence data analysis and interpretation.
The following subscription databases will give you access to a wealth of statistical data and reports. For information on how to access the databases from off-campus, you may consult our off-campus access page.
Watch the video below to find out how you can use statistical data in academic papers to prove your points.