Statistics Overview

Statistics Overview

Author: Isaiah Steinke

This lesson will provide a definition and overview of statistics

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Notes: Statistics Overview


(0:00 – 0:44) Introduction; What is/are statistics?

(0:45 – 1:34) Why are we interested in statistics?

(1:35 – 2:36) Examples of statistics

(2:37 – 3:44) Descriptive and Inferential Statistics; Recap

  • Statistics

    The study of collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting information

  • Statistical study

    A way to collect information from individuals

  • Statistical analysis

    All the ways of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting the data

  • Descriptive statistics

    Using only the information at hand to describe the selected group of individuals

  • Inferential statistics

    Using the information at hand to make a larger, more general statement about the entire population of individuals