MATH 221 Descriptive Statistics

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MATH 221 Descriptive Statistics
If you were given a large data set, such as the sales over the last year of our top 100 customers…

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MATH 221 Descriptive Statistics

MATH 221 Descriptive Statistics

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If you were given a large data set, such as the sales over the last year of our top 100 customers, what might you be able to do with these data? What might be the benefits of describing the data?

Alternative: Look for examples of descriptive statistics in the news or on websites.  Then post a link to that publication or site, note the statistic used and determine if it was an appropriate use of that statistic.

Please select a topic from this list so we can continue our discussion of descriptive statistics.

1. Definition of population and sample. Provide examples.
2. Definition of parameter and statistic. Provide examples.
3. What are the various levels of measurement used in statistics? Provide examples.
4. Describe the concept of qualitative and quantitative data. Provide examples.
5. What is an observational study?
6. What is an experiment?
7. Describe a sampling method. What bias could this method introduce to the study?
8. Describe the definition for mean, median and mode.
9. What is a box-and-whisker plot?
10. Describe the concept of census and sampling. Provide examples…