Unformatted text preview: How can a polling organization make an accurate prediction of a national election by questioning only a few thousand voters? And so on. For our purposes, statistics is both a collection of numbers and/or pictures and a process: the art and science of making accurate guesses about outcomes involving numbers. So, fundamentally, the goals of statistics are • To describe variables and data • To make accurate inferences about groups based upon incomplete information...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course QMST 2333 taught by Professor Mendez during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08