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Data & Statistics

Data vs. Statistics

Graphic of a person holding a magnifying glass up to a computer screen. There are a variety of data visualizations like a bar chart and a line graph.Even though the terms data and statistics are sometimes used interchangeably, these labels have different meanings and purposes.

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Watch this quick two minute video for an introduction about the differences between data and statistics.