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Definitions of Social Statistics

  1. (noun) Official statistics from governmental sources or other trusted sources such as nonprofit organizations.
  2. (noun) The use of statistical methods to attain, analyze, and interpret behavior in social settings.

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Social Statistics Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈsoʊʃ(ə)l stəˈtɪstɪks/
    • British English
      • /ˈsəʊʃl stəˈtɪstɪks/
  • Syllabification: (so·cial sta·tis·tics)

Usage Note

  • Also called official statistics.

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Cite the Definition of Social Statistics

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “social statistics.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 13, 2019 (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 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-statistics/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“social statistics.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 13 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-statistics/>.