The study of a population, a process or a relationship of interest begins with collecting relevant data from representative samples. A good understanding of the key terms will help us design appropriate statistical analysis of the collected data.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Distinguish the terms – population, parameter, sample, statistics, and other key terms.
  2. Distinguish between different types of statistical studies – observational, experimental, retrospective or prospective
  3. Learn about different levels of measurement, data types, and variables
  4. Learn about different ways of collecting data – Sampling Methods and Experiments
  5. Identify sources of measurement bias and variability
Mathematics, Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division, College Credit Plus
Tmm0102, Blinding, Average, Categorical Value