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Unformatted text preview: Statistics Dr. Ehab F. Abd-elfattah e.fattah@ajman.ac.ae Bluman A. (2012) Elementary statistics : A step by step approach. 8 th ed., McGraw Hill, New York. Chapter 1: The nature of probability and statistics • Introduction • 1–1 Descriptive and Inferential Statistics • 1–2 Variables and Types of Data • 1–3 Data Collection and Sampling Techniques Introduction You can find probability and statistics through radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. • The average in-state college tuition and fees for 4- year public college is $5836. • There is a 3.8% probability of selecting a briefcase containing $1 million on the television show “Deal or No Deal.” • The back-to-school student plans to spend, on average, $114.38 on electronics and computer- related items. Statistics is the science of conducting studies to collect, organize, summarize, analyze, and draw conclusions from data. Students study statistics for: • To be able to read and understand the various statistical studies performed in your fields. • To conduct research in your field, since statistical procedures are basic to research. • To use the knowledge gained from studying statistics to become better consumers and citizens. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics To gain knowledge, statisticians collect information for...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course STAT 101 taught by Professor Johnanderson during the Spring '12 term at Amity University.

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Statistics1 - Statistics Dr. Ehab F. Abd-elfattah...

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