A set of brief descriptive coefficients that summarizes a given data set, which can either be a representation of the entire population or a sample. The measures used to describe the data set are measures of central tendency and measures of variabili...
Descriptive statistics are statistics that quantitatively describe or summarize
features of a collection of information. Descriptive statistics are distinguished from
Descriptive statistics are used to describe the basic features of the data in a study
. They provide simple summaries about the sample and the measures.
Descriptive statistics are just descriptive. They do not involve generalizing
beyond the data at hand. Generalizing from our data to another set of cases is the
This guide explains the properties and differences between descriptive and
Descriptive statistics are brief descriptive coefficients that summarize a given data
set, which can be either a representation of the entire population or a sample ...
They are different, but not different enough to matter -- like the maple leaves off
the tree in my yard, when all I want to do is rake them up. Roald Hoffmann, 1981
If you try to understand a group by remembering the qualities of each member,
you become overwhelmed and fail to understand the group. Descriptive Statistics
Intro to Descriptive Statistics will teach you the basic concepts of statistics that
can be used to extract information from data.
One of the first things we do in statistics is try to understand sets of data. ... This
topic focuses on concepts that are often referred to as "descriptive statistics".