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Statistical laws are not exact: It is well known that
mathematical and physical sciences are exact. But statistical
laws are not exact and statistical laws are only
approximations. Statistical conclusions are not universally
true. They are true only on an average.
Statistics table may be misused: Statistics must be used
only by experts; otherwise, statistical methods are the most
dangerous tools on the hands of the inexpert. The use of
statistical tools by the inexperienced and untraced persons
might lead to wrong conclusions. Statistics can be easily
misused by quoting wrong figures of data. As King says
8 5. aptly ‘ statistics are like clay of which one can make a God or
Devil as one pleases’ .
Statistics is only, one of the methods of studying a
Statistical method do not provide complete solution of the
problems because problems are to be studied taking the
background of the countries culture, philosophy or religion
into consideration. Thus the statistical study should be
supplemented by other evidences.
Exercise – 1 I. Choose the best answer:
1. The origin of statistics can be traced to
2. ‘ Statistics may be called the science of counting’ is the
definition given by
(d) Webster. II. Fill in the blanks:
3. In the olden days statistics was confined to only _______.
4.Classification and _______ are the two methods that are
used to condense the data.
5. The analysis of time series and regression analysis plays an
important role in _______.
6.______ is one of the statistical tool plays prominent role in
agricultural experiments. III. Answer the following questions:
7. Write the definitions of statistics by A.L.Bowley.
8. What is the definitions of statistics as given by Croxton
and Cowden. 9 9. Explain the four stages in statistics as defined by Croxton
10. Write the definition of statistics given by Horace Secrist.
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course BUS 100 taught by Professor Moshiri during the Winter '08 term at UC Riverside.
- Winter '08