Sunday, October 11, 2009

Why Statistics?

Statistics information is a powerful tools for finding patterns in data and inferring important connections between events in the real world. What is the current unemployment rate-nationally, by state, in Miami Dade County?
By the way, it is 9.7% nationally, 10.8% in southeast Florida, and 11.1% in Miami Dade County as on September 2009.
First step, learning about the different kinds of statistics. Then comes, understanding of the steps in statistical reasoning. And finally, it is important to learn several uses for statistical reasoning.
Statistics require groundwork
1. Gathering data (numerical information)
2. Organize the data (numerical or pictorial)
3. Analyze the data

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