When evaluating statistics, consider the following:
Authority: Who is the author(s) and what are their qualifications? Is the author(s) an authoritative source of the information?
Currency: What is the date range of the data and is it intended to be current or historical?
Audience: Who is the intended audience? What type of publication is the data published in and is the data clearly represented?
Accuracy: Are the statistics accurate? Can they be verified? Is there bias?
This LibGuide from Michigan State University provides guidance on how to cite datasets using a variety of publication style manuals:
This LibGuide from Michigan State University provides guidance on how to cite statistical table susing a variety of publication style manuals:
The style manual guides listed below can assist you further is citing data and statistics: