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Finding Statistics

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This is the third Library mini-lecture for the GCPS 1005 Public Speaking Course

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Finding Statistics

  1. 1. developmental material for speeches Prepared for GCPS 1005, Fall 2013 FINDING STATISTICS
  2. 2. Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Statistics Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING Statistics 2 “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Benjamin Disraeli (1804-81), British statesman and novelist Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Beaconsfield. (2009). In E. Knowles (Ed.), The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (7th ed.). Retrieved from http://0-www.oxfordreference.com.hkbulib.hkbu.edu.hk/view/10.1093/acref/9780199237173.001.0001/q-author-00001-00000992
  3. 3. GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING Statistics 3 Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) OVERVIEWin this section: Finding Statistics Finding Definitions  Why use statistics?  Government & other official statistics  Public opinion statistics
  4. 4. Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions Finding Statistics GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING Statistics 4 why use statistics?  Statistics are numerically formulated facts  When used well, they give your ideas more impact  They are especially useful when you need make your point more precisely and impressively  You should always use statistics fairly in your work http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4078/4769199272_a15665526b_m.jpg
  5. 5. Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions Finding Statistics GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING Statistics 5 government statistics  The Hong Kong Government’s Census and Statistics Department provides detailed official statistics on a myriad of topics: population, labour, trade, energy, transport and more  Their website is a great source for statistics on all topics relating to Hong Kong
  6. 6. Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions Finding Statistics GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING Statistics 6 interactive data dissemination service  One useful tool the Department offers is the Interactive Data Dissemination Service  This allows you to combine census data in all sorts of different ways:
  7. 7. Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions Finding Statistics GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING Statistics 7 other official statistics Depending on your topic, you may find these other statistical sources useful  Asian Development Bank Statistical Database System - essential social, economic, and financial indicators relating to the Asian Development Bank’s developing member countries  中國統計數據庫 China Statistics- contains several database groups covering business and financial information  CSMAR系列數據庫- provides economic data on China, company financials, and stock market data in more than 60 subsets
  8. 8. Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions Finding Statistics GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING Statistics 8 finding public opinion statistics for HONG KONG The HKU Public Opinion Programme was established to collect and study public opinion on various topics for ELSEWHERE The Pew Research Center focuses mainly on the US, but includes a “Global” section
  9. 9. Finding Quotations Finding Statistics Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING Statistics 9 Links to all of the materials covered (and a few more!) are available on the course guide: http://hkbu.libguides.com/GCPS1005 Click on the “Statistics” tab resources
  10. 10. Finding Quotations Finding Statistics Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING Statistics 10 image credit Slide 4: “Statistics about statistics about…” by Frits Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivatives 2.0 license at http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4078/4769199272_a15665526b_z.jpg

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