1.1 What is Statistics

1.1 What is Statistics

  • Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative variables
  • Distinguish between populations and samples
  • Distinguish between parameters and statistics
  • Determine the level of measurement
  • Compare descriptive and inferential statistics
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What is Statistics?

Source: Created by Emily LeBlanc-Perrone using Brase, C., & Brase, C. (2012). Understandable statistics: Concepts and methods. (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning. and Hinders, D. (2011). 5 steps to a 5: Ap statistics. McGraw-Hill.

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It summarizes this lesson from the start until about 3:45, after that the video foreshadows where we will be going in chapters 2 and 3.