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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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- Fall '08