inferential statistics statistics for testing

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Unformatted text preview: g "digested" summaries of variables why is this important?? INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: Statistics for testing hypotheses, or generalizing from samples to populations. Ok, there's an important concept here: what's a "sample" and what's a "population"? SAMPLE: A clearly identified subset of observations, derived from a larger population consider a survey vs. a census... POPULATION: The entire group to which generalizations are made, and which the sample is a member of....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2011 for the course GEOG 339 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at University of Calgary.

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