# Stats Lakin Flashcards

1
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What are the 3 branches of statistics?

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1) Data Collection
2) Descriptive Statistics
3) Inferential Statistics

2
Q

What branch of statistics is concerned with the fairness and representativeness of the sample of the population?

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Data Collection

3
Q

What is the branch of statistics ‘Data Collection’ concerned with?

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The collection, fairness and representativeness of the sample of the population?

4
Q

What branch of statistics is concerned with presenting the data we have, in an understandable way?

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Descriptive Statistics

5
Q

What is the branch of statistics ‘Descriptive Statistics’ concerned with?

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Presenting the data we have, in an understandable way; usually visually (graphs and charts) or numerically (averages etc)

6
Q

What branch of statistics is concerned with deriving conclusions and testing hypotheses?

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Inferential Statistics

7
Q

What is the branch of statistics ‘Inferential Statistics’ concerned with?

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Making conclusions about the data, “What is this data telling us, and what should we do?”

8
Q

What are the two distinct types of data in statistics?

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1) Discrete data; distinct values, clearly identified and separated. (roll of a die etc)
2) Continuous data; Can take any value. e,g, speed of a car which can be any value depending only on the accuracy of the measurement.

9
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What sort of data is discrete?

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distinct values, clearly identified and separated. (roll of a die etc)

10
Q

What sort of data is continuous?

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Continuous data can take any value. e,g, speed of a car which can be any value depending only on the accuracy of the measurement.

11
Q

What sort of data is a series of temperature measurements

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Continuous

12
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What sort of data is whole numbers between 1 and 100

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Discrete