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Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Subject Guide — Statistics

How to guide for all women's, gender, and sexuality courses. Find information from many different kinds of sources -- worldwide research organizations, NGOs, peer-reviewed journals, books, ebooks, experts, etc.

Global Statistical Sources including U.S.

Using statistics to support your arguments can be very powerful. It can drive home a point in one chart that might have taken an entire page of text to explain. If you aren't familiar or haven't previously used statistics in your research and work, here is a very well written intro to the process.

Statistics, The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Take a look at this chart:

Organic Farmland 1992 - 2008

Image source: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Lentis/The_Organic_Foods_Movement

Statistics help you ask questions about your topic.

  • Why the dip in 2006?
  • What happened after 2008? Find up to date numbers.
  • With the rise in acreage over the years, have the rules changed to facilitate Organic status now? 
  • Compared to non-organic farmland, how much of the US farmland is officially labeled Organic? (you'll need another data source)

Below are all very reputable sources for finding high quality statistics on thousands of topics. 

United States Statistics