What's the difference between statistics and data*?
Statistics

Someone's interpretation of raw numbers

Reported numbers in an article, book, tweet, webpage, or other type of publication

Presented in published tables, graphs, or charts

Does not require use of a data analysis program

Data

Collections of raw numbers in the form of data sets

Sometimes described as "machine readable data files"

Requires use of a data analysis program such as Excel, SPSS, R, etc.

Often includes supporting documentation such as codebooks and release notes

* Based on sources such as the guides Finding Data and Statistics from LenoirRhyne University Libraries and Statistics: Finding Data and Statistics from Loyola University Chicago Libraries.