The Basics of Statistical Inference

  • Stephanie R. Thomas
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Abstract

Statistics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on the collection, presentation, and analysis of quantitative information. Generally speaking, there are two kinds of statistics: descriptive and inferential. Descriptive statistics summarize information; examples include averages, medians, minimums and maximums, percentages, charts, and graphs. Descriptive statistics are used to describe what is going on in the data.

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© Stephanie R. Thomas 2013

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  • Stephanie R. Thomas
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  1. 1.PAUSA

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