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SPC 1608 (Creighton) - Informative/Persuasive Speech: Statistics, Charts & Graphs

This is a guide for Professor Creighton's speech classes.

Other Sources

  • Organizations often provide statistics. Try the recommended web sites in Opposing Viewpoints in Context and CQ Researcher Plus Archive.
  • Reports are often a good source of statistics. While doing your research, pay attention to reports referenced in articles. Often you can google the name of the report and read it online. For example, an article might a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey that talks about whether high school seniors text while driving. Google Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey texting to find this survey.

General Sources

Independent research organizations and government agencies are good sources for statistics.

Gallup Poll

Pew Research Center

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Library Databases for Charts & Graphs

The following library databases contain images that you can reuse in presentations.

West Campus Librarians

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