Sources of Data

Cleaned and vetted data

  • Journal of Statistics Education:  (http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/jse_data_archive.htm) is a free, online, international journal focusing on the teaching and learning of statistics. This site also contains links to several statistical education organizations, newsletters, discussion groups and the JSE Dataset Archives.
  • The Data and Story Library (DASL): (http://dasl.datadesk.com/) is a collection of data sets and related documentation (stories) that may be searched by data subject or statistical technique. A great place to visit for class examples.
  • OzDASL - Australasian Data and Story Library: (www.statsci.org/data/)
  • Statistical Science Web: A portal for statistical science (http://www.statsci.org/)
  • Larry Winner's Miscellaneous Datasets: (http://www.stat.ufl.edu/~winner/datasets.html)
  • CSV format data for several R packages: (http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/datasets.html)

 

Useful Sites

 

Large Data Sets

 

Education

 

Sports 

 

Automobiles 

  • Autoweb (http://www.autoweb.com) Information about new and used cars. Includes prices, horsepower, mileage, etc. 
  • Cars.com, (http://www.cars.com) Information about new and used cars. Includes prices, horsepower, mileage, etc. 

 

Consumer Information 

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/rankorderguide.html

 

Miscellaneous 

 

Newspapers and Magazines 

 

Politics and Polls 

  • The Gallup Organization (http://www.gallup.com) The Gallup Organization site give results from many of the polls they conduct. This site is good if you are looking for data dealing with proportions. 
    CNN (http://www.cnn.com)

 

stats blogs
•       http://simplystatistics.org
•       http://www.statsblogs.com
•       http://r-bloggers.com
•       http://fivethirtyeight.com
•       http://www.statschat.org

•       https://blog.rstudio.org/

•       http://r4stats.com/

•       http://flowingdata.com/2009/05/06/37-data-ish-blogs-you-should-know-about/

 

Qualitative data sources:

 

Images, audio, video:

 

Examples of past student projects with datasets
http://web.grinnell.edu/individuals/kuipers/stat2labs/StudentProjects.html

 

Additional Datasets to consider: