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.

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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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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 December 12, 2018 (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 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-statistics/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“social statistics.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-statistics/>.