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Data and Statistics

  • Richard M. Heiberger
  • Burt Holland
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)

Abstract

Statistics is the field of study whose objective is the transformation of data (usually sets of numbers along with identifying characteristics) into information (usually in the form of tables, graphs, and written and verbal summaries) that can inform sound policy decisions. We give examples of applications of statistics to many fields in Chapter 1. Here we focus on the general concepts describing the collection and arrangement of the numbers themselves.

Keywords

Excel File Decimal Digit Observational Unit Verbal Summary Longe Column 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard M. Heiberger
    • 1
  • Burt Holland
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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