How do I cite statistics in the APA format?

Answer

If the statistics you are using are in a published report or article, you will cite the original report or article as usual.

For examples on how to cite:

  • journal articles,  go here
  • newspaper articles, go here
  • government reports, go here

If you are citing statistics (data sets, graphs, infographics) that are not part of a published article, use the following format:

Last name of author, First initial. (Year). Title [Type of source]. Publisher of data if different from author. URL or DOI

For example:

O’Donohue, W. (2017). Content analysis of undergraduate psychology textbooks (ICPSR 21600; Version V1) [Data set]. ICPSR. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36966.v1

American Psychological Association. (2018). HIV criminalization [Infographic]. https://www.apa.org/advocacy/health-disparities/hiv-aids-criminalization.pdf

More Resources:

APA Style Guide

OWL at Purdue- APA Format 

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