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.
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- Also called official statistics.
- Social statistics used in a sentence: Émile Durkheim (1858–1917) studied social statistics for Suicide (1897).
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- Word origin of “social” and “statistics” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- control group
- empirical evidence
- experimental group
- negative correlation
- positive correlation
- random sample
- statistical analysis
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How to Cite the Definition of Social Statistics
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “social statistics.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 24, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/social-statistics/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
social statistics. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://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 March 24, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/social-statistics/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“social statistics.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/social-statistics/>.