Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 8th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133956572
ISBN 13: 978-1-13395-657-0

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Statistics - Problems: 3

Answer

Descriptive statistical methods are used to describe data by summarizing, organizing, or simplifying it. They allow us to understand many raw scores in a manageable way. Inferential statistical methods are used to make generalizations about a larger population using the raw data from a specific sample. Although they may not be perfectly accurate inferences, inferential statistics allow us to get a good sense of the population.

Work Step by Step

Descriptive statistical methods are used to describe data by summarizing, organizing, or simplifying it. They allow us to understand many raw scores in a manageable way. Inferential statistical methods are used to make generalizations about a larger population using the raw data from a specific sample. Although they may not be perfectly accurate inferences, inferential statistics allow us to get a good sense of the population.
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