Guide for thesis writers

If you are preparing a Pro Gradu thesis or diploma work at your university or polytechnic, Statistics Finland has many tools that can be helpful in your work.

Statistics as a source of information

Even if you are not applying statistical methods in your thesis or diploma work, you can use statistical data as a source of information in your research. Statistics are divided into 26 topics, which cover nearly every area of life. The home page of each set of statistics includes the most recent statistical release. More information on sources of statistical data is available at the Library of Statistics.

Library of Statistics

The Library of Statistics offers assistance to all users of information. In addition to literature on statistics, the Library has a wide collection of literature on social sciences and various handbooks on doing research.

The Library assists in the use of the materials during opening hours and through online services. The Library of Statistics also produces chargeable commissions on Finnish data as well as on the data of other countries, Eurostat and international organisations.

Statistical databases

The statistical databases of Statistics Finland contain a wide selection of statistical data in table format to meet the needs of a variety of users.

Research services

Statistics Finland's research services cover both unit level data of statistics and a variety of services supporting research.


Last updated 15.10.2013

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