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International Studies and Political Science: Find Data/Statistics

Why Use Statistics

What can statistics do?

  • Strengthen your argument
  • Provide objective information so you can debate arguments
  • Put an argument into context
  • Things you need to consider:

Statistics in and of themselves can't make the argument for you Like direct quotations from outside sources, you must interpret statistics and apply them to the point you are making Treat statistics as evidence that requires interpretation.

Statistical Sources