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Statistics, Demographics, & Data Sets

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Definitions

Define Statistics:

"Statistics is the science of learning from data, and of measuring, controlling, and communicating uncertainty." - The American Statistical Society

"[A] branch of mathematics dealing with gathering, analyzing, and making inferences from data. Originally associated with government data (e.g., census data), the subject now has applications in all the sciences. Statistical tools not only summarize past data through such indicators as the mean and the standard deviation but can predict future events using frequency distribution functions." - Britannica Concise Encyclopepdia 

“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.” 
 -Mark Twain

"Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive."
- George Bernard Shaw

“99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.” - Ron DeLegge II

 

Infographics

"An infographic (information graphic) is a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance."
-WhatIs.com
 

Internet Minute Infographic

Some Free Infographic Programs on the Web

Piktochart 

Easel.ly 

Infogr.am

Venngage Infographics

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