Statistics: Power from Data!
2 Sources of data

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Section 1 noted that data are like raw materials used as inputs to the production of statistics and statistical information. But where exactly do these raw materials come from, and who is interested in processing it to produce statistical information or to use that statistical information to make decisions? In this section we first discuss data providers and data users, which leads to further exploration of different types of data that can be used to produce statistical information, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

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