lecture_01 - Statistics 400 Lecture 1 Introduction What is...

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Unformatted text preview: Statistics 400 Lecture 1 Introduction What is statistics ? Discipline of deals with the collection, organization and interpretation of data. Done to answer questions of interest. Example (Pain Reduction and Reiki) Is Reiki an effective pain management tool? Reiki treatment is touch therapy used as an alternative to pain medication. A pilot study involving 20 volunteers experiencing pain was conducted. All treatments were provided by a certified Reiki therapist. Pain was measured using before and after the Reiki treatment. Example (Saving for Retirement) What are the attitudes of low wage earners about saving for retirement? Americans earning $35,000 or less were asked how they are likely to accumulate enough money to retire. What are the data? Some Definitions Interested in something about a population ....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course STAT 400 taught by Professor Derekbingham during the Fall '01 term at University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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