social statistics

1. (noun) Official statistics from governmental sources or other trusted sources such as non-profit organizations.

2. (noun) The use of statistical methods to attain, analyze and interpret human behavior in social settings.

Example: Birth and marriage records.

Audio Pronunciation: (so·cial sta·tis·tics)

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Usage Notes:

  • Also called official statistics.
  • Social statistics used in a sentence: Émile Durkheim (1858–1917) studied social statistics for Suicide (1897).

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