Statistics aren't always produced quickly. It takes time to collect and analyze data and have it published. Various local, national and international agencies provide this very valuable information.
Finding statistics requires a systematic approach. A clear series of steps can provide an excellent paradigm to guide you through this process. It involves knowing the right question to ask, turning that question into a good search, knowing the best place to look and finding what is available.
Use the following 7 steps taken from NIH/National Library of Medicine to form a question.
Step 1 - Define the Goals
Step 2 - Search Publications
Step 3 - Use the Internet
Step 4 - Go to Original Sources
Step 5 - Assess Resources
Step 6 - Re-define Requirements
Step 7 - Renew the search
A detailed guide to each step is outlined in this tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
Available at the Mervyn H. Sterne Library
UAB has purchased an IBM SPSS Campus Wide license that will provide UAB users free access to analytics.
Lister Hill Library
Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD)
Open to all faculty members, post-docs, fellows, residents, and students. Bring statistical and methodological questions about on-going projects being planned, manuscripts in progress, responses to peer reviewers, and published articles - as well as laptops.
The first 30 minutes of the video is about choosing the right statistical test and then explains how to present statistics in APA style.