Elementary Statistics: A Step-by-Step Approach with Formula Card 9th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0078136334
ISBN 13: 978-0-07813-633-7

Chapter 1 - The Nature of Probability and Statistics - 1-1 Descriptive and Inferential Statistics - Exercises 1-1: 5

Answer

Descriptive statistics consists of the collection, organization, summarization, and presentation of data. Inferential statistics, on the other hand, consists of generalizing from samples to populations, performing estimations and hypothesis tests, determining relationships among variables, and making predictions.

Work Step by Step

In descriptive statistics, the statistician tries to describe a situation while in inferential statistics, the statistician tries to make inferences from samples to populations.
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