Here are some links to sites with good explanations or available data. This is not meant to be an
exhaustive list, but sites that the instructor has visited and found interesting. If you find any good
sites, please let the instructor know.
Lists of Statistical Information
- Finding Data on the Internet: A Journalist's Guide
- Simple subject driven interface
- Statistical Resources on the Web
- Comprehensive list maintained by University of Michigan
- The Gallup Organization
- Gallup Polls is one of the leading producers of public opinion data.
Their Frequently Asked
Questions on how polls are conducted is required reading.
- Wirthlin Worldwide
- Wirthlin Worldwide is one of the leading opinion research and strategic consulting
firms in the world.
- The Why Files: Polling
- Very well written article explaining the dos and don'ts of polling, how the statistics are
created, better ways to poll.
- Bureau of Transportation Statistics
- US Department of Transportation (DOT) site.
- Triola Stats
- This is the homepage for your textbook.
- Information Please
- Almanacs, dictionary, and encyclopedias.
- A system for distributing statistical software, datasets, and information.
- Statistics Virtual Library
- Part of the WWW Virtual Library program.
- Institute for Research
in Social Science
- Louis Harris polls, Social and Health Data, Public Opinion Polls,
- Social Sciences Data on the Net
- Search for information. List of data depositories.
- Inter-university Consortium for
Political and Social Research