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Using statistics for desk research

Marcus Woolley (University of Warwick Business Information Service)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Article publication date: 1 May 1992



This is a very large subject area to discuss in forty minutes, therefore, I would like to begin by defining the aspects of the subject I intend to deal with. The statistics in the title refer to business and economic statistics only, examples of which are published by central statistical departments, trade associations and commercial publishers etc. Desk research is used to describe the process of gathering information available in published form, rather than obtaining the data directly.


Woolley, M. (1992), "Using statistics for desk research", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 44 No. 5, pp. 227-233.




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