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6.1 - Key Concepts of Statistics

6.1 - Key Concepts of Statistics

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Key Concepts
A collection of individuals about which we want to draw conclusions
Population
The collection of information from the whole population
Census
A subset of the population. Taking a random sample helps to avoid bias in results
Sample
The collection of information from a sample
Survey
Information about individuals from a population
Data
A numerical quantity measuring some aspect of a population
Parameter
A quantity calculated from data gathered from a sample, which is usually used to estimate a populationparameter
Statistic
The pattern of variation of data, which can be described as symmetrical, positively skewed or negatively skewed
Distribution
Data values that are either much larger or much smaller than the general body of data. They should be includedin an analysis,
unless they are the result of human or other error 
Outliers
6.1 -Key Concepts of Statistics
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