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USC Debate Team Resources: Stats & Facts Resources

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Statistical Abstract

Databases

Locating Statistics

Need to find statistics? Use the following sources to find statistical data. When working with statistical data, be sure to consider:

  • Where the numbers come from
  • How the numbers are collected
  • What date range the statistics cover
  • Who collected the data

Fact Checking

Having accurate information is essential in news reporting. It is always necessary to check that facts and information reported in a story are accurate. Here are a few resources that provide a starting point for this important step: