Data and Statistics

What is the Difference Between Data and Statistics?

Data are the raw materials out of which statistics are produced, usually available as digital files for manipulation in statistical software. To find data resources available to Carleton faculty, staff and students see Find Data.  Statistics are facts or figures that tend to be aggregate counts, totals, sums, or averages.

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Content last reviewed: January 24, 2021