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STAT 2040 Section 1A – Intro to Statistics Study Guide 1) What are Statistics? a) A specific number i) Statistics vs. Parameters b) A type of analysis i) Statistical analysis of the differences between DSC Stats students and Stats students nationwide. 2) Some definitions a) Statistic – some underlying characteristic (mean, variance, standard deviation, etc.) of a representative sample from a population b) Population – The complete set of individuals, items, etc. from which we gather statistics c) Samples – A subset of a population, statistics are related to samples d) Data – Factual information from which we base samples e) Census – A method of gathering / collecting data from an entire population

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