The terms "data" and "statistics" are often used interchangeably. In practice, they mean different things. Data is the information from which statistics are derived. Statistics is the interpretation of data using data analysis. Statistics are the numbers and percentages found in academic journal articles, magazines, and newspapers. Data sets must be collected or downloaded and independently analyzed.
You need data if:
You need statistics if:
Adapted from Morelock, K. (2018, February 2). Finding statistics & data (A how-to guide).Retrieved from DePaul University.
Adobe Acrobat Pro allows users to convert a machine-readable PDF into an Excel spreadsheet.
With the PDF open, choose Select File > Save As > Spreadsheet > Microsoft Excel Workbook.
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