Bioriteup - Statistics is defined as the science of...

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Statistics has been around as long as civilization. The ancient Babylonians recorded tabulations of trade and agricultural profits on clay tablets before 3000 BC . Censuses made by the Jews, Chinese, and Egyptians measured the material wealth and population of their countries. All throughout history from the Babylonian Empire to present- day America, statistics have played an important role in even human’s everyday lives. Modern statistics is now used for far more than just censuses and tabulating profits. The field of statistics has grown since its early beginnings and many people make it their life’s work. Statisticians gather, tabulate, and interpret economic political, social, psychological, biological, and physical data. The theory of probability did much to help the expansion of statistics by making it possible for the statisticians of today to not only analyze data they already have, but also accurately predict what other data besides what they gather would tell them. Methods and Materials: Coin Toss 1. Four groups of four or five were designated while in class. Each group then designated a “flipper.” I was the flipper for my group. 2. I got together with a member of my group twice. The first time, I flipped a standard quarter ten times while she recorded the results. The second time, I flipped the coin one hundred times while she recorded the results. 3. The results of each group were presented in class and we found the results of all four hundred flips to be analyzed in our lab. 4.
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