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Data & Statistics

A guide to both publicly available and CSUCI-affiliated data and statistics.

Data by Fengquan Li from the Noun Project; An image of three columns that represent a bar chart in black and white.

About this Guide

This guide is designed to help users discover and access data/statistics that they can use for research, projects, and other educational uses. Specifically, users can:

  • Find and access data/statistics that are linked within the guide
  • Search and find data/statistics that are not in this guide
  • Cite data/statistics in research and projects
  • Get help with data/statistics related topics and software

The guide is organized into the areas listed on the tabs on the left side of the page. 

statistics by Jessigue from the Noun ProjectData Basics

Data are the raw numbers and other materials that researchers use to create statistics. Data are often displayed in dashboards.

Statistics are useful numbers and percentages that can help in supporting idea or an argument. Statistics are often displayed in tables.

Types of Data

Times Series Data: a study of the same variable measured over time. The study is the same, but the participants or subjects may be different.

Cross-Sectional Data: data that was only collected once (as opposed to time series data)

Longitudinal Data: describes a study conducted repeatedly, with the same group of participants or subjects.


Software by Shastry from the Noun Project; Black and white image of a desktop computer with a gear on the screen that represents software.Get Help  Nearly all data require software and technology tools to access and use. Use the tools on this page to get help with the software that you need to access, analysis, and interpret the data in this guide.

Linkedin Learning, accessed through myCI, offers free training for students, faculty, and staff. Use this resource to get help the latest versions of many popular software including SPSS, R, Stat and other many other statistical and data related tools.

Access tip: If you have trouble logging in to use this tool, be sure that you log out of your personal Linkedin Account before logging in with your myCI credentials. 

YouTube is more than place for makeup tutorials and videos of animals. It also has thousands of hours of tutorials and guides for software tools. Search the YouTube search box with terms like "SPSS Tutorial," "SPSS Tutorial + Histograms" and other combinations of terms to access the materials that you need. Be sure to make sure that the tutorial that you use is recent and matches the version of the software that you are using.