If you do not want to browse datasets, you also have the option to search for different datasets using the search bar on the home page. To conduct a search in Data Planet:
Data Planet Search Results Page
Once you find a data set that looks to meet your needs, you can view it three different ways:
These views are available in the chart types and tools toolbar. The toolbars also has a number of viewing tools to optimize the data for how you need to use it.
Before you can know for sure if this is the right data for you, you need to understand where the data came from in the first place. Before the chart, graph, or map, there is text to explain the data. One important thing to note is that the last updated field is not when the data was recorded. It is the last time that Data Planet reviewed the data to see if there was new data to add to the database.
When viewing a statistic, you can connect datasets with other datasets by using the "Compare" feature on the left side of the page. To use this feature:
Some things that you can do with the data once you find it useful:
Data Planet provides an export feature that provides downloadable visualizations of data for specific data sets. They can be downloaded in the following formats:
To download a specific data set:
APA citations are provided under the "Cite" feature, so do not worry about locating citation information!