Define descriptive statistics

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Portion 2: Define descriptive statistics 1 Portion 2: Define descriptive statistics Sabrina Armstrong PSY/315 January 27 th , 2012 Tiffany Cron

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Portion 2: Define descriptive statistics 2 Portion 2: Define descriptive statistics Defining descriptive statistics; now that is quite a mouthful to even say, let alone understanding the concepts to it. Therefore let’s break it down into much simpler terms so people can understand it. Psychologists usually apply descriptive statistics when they are summarizing their answers from a research group study. Basically descriptive statistics are used with data that is collected in order to form a correct hypothesis towards a study being performed on a certain subject. For example, the U.S. Census bureau is a good example because it is this paper where all the people in the U.S. are added together to see how many people there are in the U.S.
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Unformatted text preview: In addition another example of descriptive statistic would be how people often keep track of their favorite ball players scores by a chart of how good his did in the previous years. Another good example of a descriptive statistic that is actually quite entertaining for some people, take a quarter or any type of change, flip it over repeatedly for at least a hundred times and while doing this count how many times it landed on heads and how many times it landed on tails. Then make a chart about the outcome but then do the test again and see if you get similar results. Another easy example that a person can do their self is with dice or cards using the same logic, but with a broader subject line. Instead if a basic chart for the dice or cards you could use a histogram chart....
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