Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321757270
ISBN 13: 978-0-32175-727-2

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Assess Your Understanding - Vocabulary and Skill Building - Page 11: 1


Statistics is the science that collects information for study. The information must be organized and summarized. Then, the information is analyzed and conclusions or answers are drawn. In the end, a measure of confidence for the conclusions or answers must be given.

Work Step by Step

First, we must decide which data we want to study and collect it. Then, we must organize and summarize it. For example, if you get the age of a group of students you may put them in ascending order. So, you can take conclusions: it's a young group, for exemple. Finally, you must provide a measure of confidence.
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