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Specific numbers

Numerical measurement determined by a set of data

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Method of Analysis

A collection of methods for planning experiments,obtaining data,and then organizing,summarizing,presenting,analyzing,interpreting,and drawing conclusions based on the data

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Population

The complete collection of all elements to be studied

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Census

The collection of data from every element in a population

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Sample

A sub collection of elements drawn from a population

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Statistic

A numerical measurement describing some characteristics of a sample

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Parameter

A numerical measurement describing some characteristics of a population

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*Quantitative data

Numbers representing counts or measurement

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*Qualitative data

Can be separated into different categories that are distinguished by some nonnumeric characteristics

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Nominal

Categories only

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Ordinal

Categories with some order

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Interval

Differences but no natural starting point

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Ratio

Differences and a natural starting point