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Applied Statistics: Home

This guide is for Professor Anderson's MATH 1700 Applied Statistics class.

How do I identify a research article?

The typical research study will include a research question, a specific group of subjects to be tested, the method used to test the theory, actual testing and measuring, and then a summary of the data collected. These findings are then written up into a research report and submitted for publication in professional journals. Research articles typically includes these sections:

  • Abstract
     
  • Literature review
     
  • Methodology of experiment
     
  • Research
     
  • Results
     
  • Areas of further study
     
  • Conclusion
     
  • Bibliography

Find News Articles

The Library has two options for finding newspaper articles:

  • ProQuest Newspapers - This database provides full-text coverage of major Massachusetts newspapers, plus selected coverage of other regional sources such as Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, MA), The Sun (Lowell, MA), Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA), Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, USA Today and The Washington Post.

 

  • You can find the print versions of the following newspapers in the Library:
  • Boston Globe
  • Boston Herald
  • New York Times
  • Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg)
  • Telegram & Gazette (Worcester)
  • Wall Street Journal

Find Research Articles

Communications Media

Criminal Justice

Environmental Biology

Exercise & Sport Science

Human Services

Nursing

Political Science

Psychology

Secondary Education/History

Sociology

Find Data Sets

Communications Media

  • Gallup - conducts public opinion polls in nearly 140 countries.
  • Pew Research Center - a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.

Criminal Justice

Environmental Biology

Exercise & Sport Science

Human Services

  • AARP AgeSource - database for finding worldwide age-related data.  To see all available US data: select Information Type - "Statistical Resource", Geographic Coverage - "United States", Language of Contents - "English" and then click "submit".
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention FastStats - statistics for a variety of public health topics.

Nursing

Political Science

  • SDA Archive - Archive of census data, racial and prejudice survey data, and labor and health surveys from the Computer-assisted Survey Methods Program (CSM) at the University of California, Berkeley.

Psychology

Secondary Education/History

Sociology

General

Subject Guide

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