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Winter 2014/15 STAT 200 Chapters 1 & 2 Introduction and Data What is Statistics? Statistics is a science that involves the design of studies, data collection, summarizing and analyzing the data, interpreting the results and drawing conclusions. Conclusions are made about specific phenomena on the basis of relatively limited information. Data and Variables Questions of interest: How big and frequent are earthquakes in Canada? How are earthquakes that occur in British Columbia compared to the rest of Canada? Eugenia Yu, UBC Department of Statistics 1

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Winter 2014/15 STAT 200 Statistical process of investigation: 1. Collect data: What data to collect? How and where do we obtain data? 2. Examine the data: How do we present and obtain useful information from the data? We will learn the techniques in this chapter. 3. Interpret the results and draw conclusions Solution: We can examine earthquake data during the past year that are available on the Natural Resources Canada website at: Eugenia Yu, UBC Department of Statistics 2
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