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Statistics - definitions

Statistics - A field that involves tabulating, depicting and describing data sets; a formalized body of techniques characteristically involving attempts to infer the properties of a large collection of data from inspection of a sample of the collection.

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Source: American Society for Quality, 24 October 2010 08:43:15, External

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Statistic - A numerical value, such as standard deviation or mean, that characterizes the sample or population from which it was derived. Any number calculated from sample data, describes a sample characteristic.

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Statistics - The mathematics of the collection, organization, and interpretation of numerical data, especially the analysis of population characteristics by inference from sampling.

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Source: iSixSigma, 25 February 2011 09:35:59, External

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