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Data is the basis of many theories and hypotheses. Data differs from statistics in that a typical data set is the complete range of numbers produced through investigation of particular phenomena and it is usually displayed as a table. Statistics are the result of summarizing, describing or interpreting data sets.

There are many organisations which make their data sets freely available. This collection is designed to give you access to a variety of freely available data. You may need to have or download specific software in order to access the data available via these links, but most of this software will be available from the data providers.