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Psychology: Statistics, Data, and Demographics

Use this Guide to help with research in Psychology, Mental Health, and related fields

Data Collecting Tools

To learn how to create your own surveys, structured interviews, and more see our Original Research Page.

APA Suggested Data Sets

A list of APA recommended data sets for more specific research needs.

Finding Statistics & Data

Statistics can be difficult to locate and often the numbers you are looking for can be hidden in a longer report or publication. Use this page as a jumping off point to find necessary information, but always feel free to ask a librarian for help as well!

Librarian Tip: Often following the citations and information in the literature, for instance journal articles, can help you locate necessary resources.

Data & Statistics Resources

Librarian Tip: Don't rule out other sources! Many databases will allow you to limit by age, so while the sources listed here are specifically dedicated to children's mental health and development you might be able to find data and statistics on this age group elsewhere.

Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

When searching PubMed limit to the subheading:
/statistics and numerical data [Subheading]

Example: bipolar/statistics and numerical data [Subheading]

When searching PsycINFO you can limit to specific study types to try and find those most likely to include statistics and data.

These types of studies will include empirical, longitudinal, quantitative, and more. For a list of methodology types see our Evaluating Article Type box.

You can find the filter for Methodology on the left hand side of your search results in PsycINFO.

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