Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning From Data (3rd Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321755944
ISBN 13: 978-0-32175-594-0

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Sample Versus Population - Practicing the Basics - Page 14: 1.11


Descriptive Statistics

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The analyses are descriptive because they only summarize the data; they don't make an inference. Because the data are a characteristic of the sample, not the population, it is a statistic, not a parameter.
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