- ALWAYS consider the potential bias of the statistics-gathering agency
- Search Data.gov for government data
- To find stats related to a particular topic (e.g. bicycle share programs)…
- Search for organizations interested in it and skim their reports to identify related factors that could become data points (e.g. showers for cyclists in DC). Then check their references for leads to data!
- Search for stats gathered by related government agencies and NGO’s
- Search for data gathered by industry groups (e.g. American Public Transportation Association) or special interest groups (e.g. International Bicycle Fund)
- Cite your data sources. Check this Quick Guide for citing data or the detailed How to Cite Data guide from librarian Hailey Mooney at Michigan State
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