Two Rules for Using Data
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Within OECD.Stat, try browsing the themes listed in the left-hand column. Once you have identified an area of interest, use the tools and drop-down menus above the table to edit which details are displayed—the default table only displays a subset of the countries and years available. For more information on what is being measured, clicking the “i” will bring up the metadata (see below). Be sure to check your units! For example, the Foreign Direct Investment data displayed in the above table are presented in millions of U.S. dollars.
What’s with the “..” symbol in my table? This means that data are unavailable; try selecting additional years or similar measures. Want more? A subset of these data can also be viewed graphically within the WB's interactive maps, Google Public Data Explorer, and Google Public Data Search.
Listed below are selected statistical resources.
Listed below are annual or special indexes that rank countries by specific social, economic, cultural, or administrative measurements.
You must properly cite data and statistics for the same reasons that you cite any other types of publications in your research papers: to defend yourself against allegations of plagiarism, to acknowledge the original author or creator of the datasets or statistics, and to help your readers locate the original source of information. Listed below are websites that can help you create a citation to information presented numerically.