Definitions of Social Statistics
- (noun) Official statistics from governmental sources or other trusted sources such as nonprofit organizations.
- (noun) The use of statistical methods to attain, analyze, and interpret behavior in social settings.
Examples of Social Statistics
- birth rate
- marriage records
- mortality rate
- suicide: Émile Durkheim (1858–1917) studied social statistics for Suicide (1897).
Social Statistics Pronunciation
Syllabification: so·cial sta·tis·tics
- American English – /sOH-shuhl stuh-tIs-tiks/
- British English – /sOH-shuhl stuh-tIs-tiks/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈsoʊʃəl stəˈtɪstɪks/
- British English – /ˈsəʊʃəl stəˈtɪstɪks/
- Also called official statistics.
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- Word origin of “social” and “statistics” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- control group
- spurious correlation
- statistical analysis
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “social statistics.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 3, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/social-statistics/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
social statistics. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/social-statistics/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “social statistics.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 3, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-statistics/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“social statistics.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 3 Oct. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-statistics/>.