Data comes from you or from other sources.
If it comes from you, it is from your life, or the numbers you decide to collect in order to study them more closely. Examples include:
Data that comes from outside sources can be given to you, downloaded from the web, or harvested from a source. Examples include:
Select Data Sources
U.S. Census Bureau (https://www.census.gov/data.html)
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (https://www.fda.gov/default.htm)
U.S. National Center for Education Statistics (https://nces.ed.gov/)
Uniform Crime Reporting (https://ucr.fbi.gov/)
Pew Research Center’s Internet Project (http://www.pewinternet.org/datasets/)
GSS Data Explorer (https://gssdataexplorer.norc.org/)
The World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/)
International Monetary Fund (http://www.imf.org/en/data)
World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/gho/en/)
Google Public Data (https://www.google.com/publicdata/directory)
World Bank Open Data (https://datacatalog.worldbank.org/)
World Bank Education Stats (https://data.worldbank.org/topic/education)
UNICEF Education Stats (http://data.unicef.org/topic/education/overview/)
Fact Checking Sites:
Snopes.com has come to be regarded as an online touchstone of research on rumors and misinformation.
PolitiFact started in 2007 as an election-year project of the Tampa Bay Times (then named the St. Petersburg Times), Florida’s largest daily newspaper. PolitiFact focused on looking at specific statements made by politicians and rating them for accuracy.
FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. It monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.