Descriptive Statistics is used when describing certain aspects of an immediate group within the population. For example, we may want to describe a math class and compare it to a class of science. Things that we may want to use for comparison would be age, gender, and even math skills. Descriptive statistics would allow us to analyze all those different areas and provide a comparison to view similarities, differences and ratios. Before any study is to be observed certain factors would have to be ascertained such as specific measurements for math skills. Students could possibly complete surveys or be interviewed. Based on the information provided by the students, it would then be possible to describe how certain issues and factors affect students in the class and how variables are related in those classes. However ,the study would be not be generalized to all science and math classes because it would not be a correct depiction of all math and science classes because there are could be a multitude of variables present in different groups of students (California State University, 1998). Inferential statistics are based on a study conducted on a sample of the population that is used to make a general assumption on a wider population. For example, in the United States, a part of the population is sampled at random and that data is used to access the wider population’s voting attitudes. The reason that sampling is done at random in this example, is to prevent any type of bias or prejudice of one American citizen over the other (S.E. Smith, 2010). Descriptive statistics can describe the subset of the population you will study. But to expand your assumptions to a wider population, like all high school classes, all workers, all men, inferential statistics must be used. This means that the sample that is studied has to represent the group you want to generalize to.

...Running head: DESCRIPTIVE AND INFERENTIALSTATISTICS
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Descriptive and InferentialStatistics
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DescriptiveStatistics Paper
2 June 2014
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Learning goals
❖ What is meant by Statistics
❖ What is meant by DescriptiveStatistics and InferentialStatistics
❖ Difference between Parameter & Statistic
❖ Types of Statistical Inferences
What is meant by Statistics ?
Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, presenting, analyzing, and interpreting numerical data to assist in making more...

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Data Analysis: Analyzing Data - InferentialStatisticsInferentialstatistics deal with drawing conclusions and, in some cases, making predictions about the properties of a population based on information obtained from a sample. While descriptivestatistics provide information about the central tendency, dispersion, skew, and kurtosis of data, inferentialstatistics...

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InferentialStatistics and Findings
Erick Mart
QNT/561
August 25th 2014
Mario LOPEZ
InferentialStatistics and Findings
InferentialStatistic is the process of drawing conclusions from data that are subject to random variation, for example, observational errors or sampling variation. Our team uses inferentialstatistic to compare two groups, which are Melks and...

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