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Finding stats in journal articles
1. Search in a relevant database for your topic.
2. Use terms like "statistics" or "data" or "quantitative analysis" to focus your results.
3. Some databases have specific ways to find statistics or data - use the help menu to find out how. PsycInfo, for example, lets you choose articles that report on specific methodolgies like Quantitative analysis or include auxiliary material including data sets.
4. For more specific advice, contact Dan the Librarian or another University of Iowa Librarian.
How to use Statistics
The Research Assistant
TheResearchAssistant is a comprehensive source of tips, tools, and information to navigate the world of behavioral science research, from formulating your question to getting your proposal funded.
Use these tools to map health and other statistics for more powerful impact.
Quick Health Data Online
State- and county-level data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories and possessions. Data are available by gender, race and ethnicity and come from a variety of national and state sources. The system is organized into eleven main categories, including demographics, mortality, natality, reproductive health, violence, prevention, disease and mental health.
Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the
broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities’ movement. Community Health Needs Assessment data comes from a variety of sources and includes:
Demographic Data: Who lives in the community?
Key Drivers Data: Where are the areas of greatest need within the target area?
Health Outcomes Data: What are the major health issues faced by the community?
Drivers of Health Data: What is causing the health issues identified?
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Sources of Statistics
This is a very incomplete list of statistics sources that might be helpful for Social Work questions.
a web-service displaying time series of development statistics for all countries.