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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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Syllabification: so·cial sta·tis·tics

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International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈsoʊʃəl stəˈtɪstɪks/
  • British English – /ˈsəʊʃəl stəˈtɪstɪks/

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 December 10, 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 December 10, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-statistics/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“social statistics.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 10 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-statistics/>.