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Statistics

  • K. A. Stroud
Chapter

Abstract

Statistics is concerned with the collection, ordering and analysis of data. Data consist of sets of recorded observations or values. Any quantity that can have a number of values is a variable. A variable may be of one of two kinds:
  1. (a)

    Discrete — a variable that can be counted, or for which there is a fixed set of values,

     
  2. (b)

    Continuous — a variable that can be measured on a continuous scale, the result depending on the precision of the measuring instrument, or the accuracy of the observer.

     

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© K. A. Stroud 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. A. Stroud
    • 1
  1. 1.Lanchesier PolytechnicCoventryUK

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