Need statistics for a research assignment? This month’s database of the month, Statista, is a great place to look!
Statista is a portal for quantitative data and statistics. This database provides statistics related to industries, markets, consumer behavior, media, and more both in the United States and worldwide.
Use the search box to find information on your topic of interest or browse via the drop-down menus which provide access to different types of information available in Statista. Statistics can be downloaded in Excel, PNG, PowerPoint and PDF formats.
Each result page offers an exportable chart or graph, a brief description of the data, and points to the source of the data should you want to track down more information from that source. A citation tool is provided to make it easier to cite the material if you are using it in a paper or project. Suggested citations are available for APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and Bluebook citation styles. Other options provided by Statista include adjusting the chart type under “Settings” and you can also share this information on social media. Some charts and graphs can even be embedded with HTML code into websites!
In addition to the individual charts and graphs, Statista offers a variety of reports that compile statistics that can help with your research. Statista Dossiers organize top sets of quantitative charts and graphs on a topic onto one browseable page. These collections can be exported as a PowerPoint or PDF file. Take a look at this Statista Dossier on Netflix as an example.
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