Elementary Statistics (12th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321836960
ISBN 13: 978-0-32183-696-0

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Statistics - 1-3 Types of Data - Basic Skills and Concepts: 1

Answer

A measurement describes a whole group, whilst a statistic is made by examining only a part of the population.

Work Step by Step

A measurement that is based on the whole population (e.g. of a country, a county or the whole planet) is a parameter, whilst a statistic is a measurement made by examining only a part of the population.
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