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Prob. and Stats Chapter 1 Vocab
Prob. and Stats Chapter 1 Vocab
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Mathematics
08/18/2010

Term
 Statistics
Definition
 The science of collecting, organizing, analyzing and interperting data.
Term
 Data
Definition
 values that the variables can assume (measurements of observation).
Term
 Descriptive Statistics
Definition
 Describe a situation; summarizes the important concepts of the data
Term
 Interential Statistics
Definition
 Generalizes, make predictions, inferences based on the summarization of the description
Term
 Population
Definition
 The collection of ALL outcomes of the interest.
Term
 Parameter
Definition
 a numerical description of the population.
Term
 Sample
Definition
 A subset of a population
Term
 Statistic
Definition
 a numerical description of a sample
Term
 Qualitative
Definition
 consists of labels or non numerical data.Examples: Hair Color, Telephone Numbers
Term
 Quantitative
Definition
 numerical measurments of counts (average something)Examples: Salaries, Height, Unemployment
Term
 Discrete
Definition
 finite number of outcomes (count)
Term
 Continuous
Definition
 uncountable number of outcomes (measurable)
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