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Unformatted text preview: cluding the estimated figures of entire Kinnaur
district of Himachal Pradesh where the population
enumeration of Census of India 2001 could not be
conducted due to natural calamity.
5. Figures shown against Gujarat have been arrived at after
including the estimated figures of entire Kachchh district,
Morvi, Maliya-Miyana and Wankaner talukas of Rajkot
district, Jodiya taluka of Jamnagar district of Gujarat State
where the population enumeration of Census of India 2001
could not be conducted due to natural calamity. 27 3. COLLECTION OF DATA,
CLASSIFICATION AND TABULATION
Everybody collects, interprets and uses information, much
of it in a numerical or statistical forms in day-to-day life. It is a
common practice that people receive large quantities of information
everyday through conversations, televisions, computers, the radios,
newspapers, posters, notices and instructions. It is just because
there is so much information available that people need to be able
to absorb, select and reject it. In everyday life, in business and
industry, certain statistical information is necessary and it is
independent to know where to find it how to collect it. As
consequences, everybody has to compare prices and quality before
making any decision about what goods to buy. As employees of
any firm, people want to compare their salaries and working
conditions, promotion opportunities and so on. In time the firms on
their part want to control costs and expand their profits.
One of the main functions of statistics is to provide
information which will help on making decisions. Statistics
provides the type of information by providing a description of the
present, a profile of the past and an estimate of the future. The
following are some of the objectives of collecting statistical
1. To describe the methods of collecting primary statistical
2. To consider the status involved in carrying out a survey.
3. To analyse the process involved in observation and
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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