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Dissertation Research in Education: Statistics

This guide was created to teach doctoral students to select, search, evaluate and organize their dissertation research project.

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United States. Statistical Abstract of the United States. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1878. R 317.3 Un3s R  2008

Statistical Abstract of the United States -- published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.

Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2017 -- The monitoring of social, economic and environmental development requires the use of data that is comparable across countries and over time. This is realized in the 2007 edition of the Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific. For the first time in its 50 year history, the Yearbook presents data compiled from global sources maintained by United Nations agencies and other international organizations.

State Data Center Program -- census data on a state & local level -- An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion.