Applications of Statistics

I. Importance and Benefits • Statistics provides simple yet instant information on the matter it centers on. • Statistical methods are useful tools in aiding researches and studies in different fields such as economics, social sciences, business, medicine and many others. • Provides a vivid presentation of collected and organized data through the use of figures, charts, diagrams and graphs. • Helps provide more critical analyses of information. II. Examples  Statistics in School o May be used to see how the students are performing collectively in their studies. o Gives information about the school’s population change. o Helps in processing certain evaluations and surveys given to help improve the school’s system. o Determine the relationship of educational performance to other factors such as socioeconomic background.  Statistics in Social Science o Helps in providing the government more information about its citizens. o Statistical results may initiate social reforms that would help benefit the standard of living. o Aids in knowing which problems or matters are there to prioritize and give much attention to.  Statistics in Sports o Gives a vivid summary of the events in a game with the help of well-tabulated scores and other parameters.  Statistics in Science o Endangered species of different wildlife could be protected through regulations and laws developed using statistics. o Epidemics and diseases are monitored with the aid of statistics. o Helps in the evaluation of certain medical practices and the effectiveness of drugs.

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