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EDU626 / EDU 626 / Week 3 DQ 2 Selecting Statistics

# EDU626 / EDU 626 / Week 3 DQ 2 Selecting Statistics

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Selecting Statistics. Describe the differences between descriptive and inferential statistics, including the purpose of each, and what each is intended to measure. Which one would you use in your study? Why? What specific indices or inferences would you use, and why? What problems do you think you may encounter?
Selecting Statistics. Describe the differences between descriptive and inferential statistics, including the purpose of each, and what each is intended to measure. Which one would you use in your study? Why? What specific indices or inferences would you use, and why? What problems do you think you may encounter?

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# Week 3 DQ 2 Selecting Statistics

Describe the differences between descriptive and inferential statistics, including the purpose of each and what each is intended to measure. Which one would you use in your study? Why? specific indices or inferences would you use, and why? What problems do you think you may encounter? Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least two of your classmates, making suggestions for implementation that could add to their process. Offer solutions that may assist them in overcoming any possible problems. What

When we say descriptive statistics it means we are using a specific measuring method of numbers to explain our interpretations and results of

. We are using the said data collected to make reference to our research and try to compare it to the general public. If there will be comparisons because there are two subjects or groups during testing. the one collected from my population. descriptive statistics is used for deeper explanation. this is called inferential statistics. the median or the midway point and the mode or which one is being selected most often. this is not always good in making generalizations meaning I can only make my generalization towards my population and probably try to correlate it with the general population which is not always conclusive. Here is some of the common descriptive statistical tool that we use in research like central tendency. From this. descriptive statistics would be really helpful. then inferential statistic can be done as well. The result is always dependable on the subject’s responses. If there is estimation based on the respond of the test subjects. the mean or average of the population response. inferential statistics might be helpful. The descriptive analysis being used here are just common number references like the number of people who said yes or no. Descriptive statistics is describing the whole population using the numbers they are representing or based on the number of results gathered from their responses. For describing my actual data. This time. Deeper explanation can be given if additional fata gathering method will be use like interviews. It means that the statistics or inference is based on the respond of the subjects alone hence everything that the research is saying is inferential to the result.the research at hand. However.