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What are statistics? Statistics are your place for quick numbers. They answer the questions "how much" or "how many." Statistics often appear as:
Tables, charts, or graphs
Numbers or percentages reported in a document
Remember! Statistics are the results of data analysis, and have therefore already been interpreted. So don't always take statistics at face value. Consider the source and method used to create the statistic.
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