# Statistics

Crime Statistics or Criminal Statistics

We have all seen shocking, and it must be said compelling headlines in the tabloid newspapers of crime figures soaring out of control, violence and robbery spiraling away as if there was no order left in society and anarchy ruled. The Police Federation constantly reports shortfalls in funding to combat the rise in crime and […]

The usefulness of official statistics as a source of secondary data in sociological research

Official statistics are considered useful because it is high in reliability. Emile Durkheim believed suicide statistics from European countries were sufficiently reliable to establish correlations between suicide and other ‘social facts’. From the statistics, he concluded that higher level of social integration among Catholics result in lower suicide rate. It was evident that this statistical […]

Q. Explain the term Sampling distribution The term sampling distribution refers to a frequency or probability distribution of the sample statistic obtained from all the possible samples of size n taken at random from a given population. The sample mean (x) shows the average value calculated from measurements of a sample. Its main characteristics are: […]

Use of Statistical Information

The use of statistical information is vital in the healthcare industry. In my current position, we utilize data every day to make it a safe and comfortable environment for every single patient that uses our products. The products we specialize in range from commodity to special devices used in surgery. Statistics are used in my […]

Correlation Research

Correlational research tests for statistical relationships between variables. The researcher begins with the idea that there might be a relationship between two variables. She or he then measures both variables for each of a large number of cases and checks to see if they are in fact related. The relationship of interest could be either […]

The Average Analysis

The role of central tendency is a factor in the daily lives of all individuals. Reading articles that discuss the average of a circumstance, or the labels on food that gives the average number of vitamins and minerals are but two examples of central tendency. What is central tendency? It is the clustering of data […]

Statistics

A researcher has collected information from 5,000 respondents regarding their income every month. This income include encompasses that which is collected from the practice of profession or through enterprise. As long as it is something that an individual sources out from the labor that they exert, it is considered to be an income. After gathering […]

Statistics

Mean is the arithmetic average of a distribution, obtained by adding the scores and then dividing it by the number of scores there are. Median is the middle score in a distribution; half the scores are above it and half the scores are below it. Mode is the most frequently occurring score in a distribution. […]

Teachers of statistics

Often teachers of statistics find it difficult to make students understand the various concepts in the subjects. Students should often develop what is known as ‘statistically thinking’. Any statistical conclusion should not be accepted blindly, as statistics proves does not prove much conclusively. The student should have a close understanding of the basic fundamental principles […]

Quantitative Methods Overview

Statistics play an important role in our lives since we are living in an unpredictable world. We can never be certain of several things however through statistics we are able to predict some events together with its corresponding probabilities. Probability as the term implies deals with uncertainties as well as possibilities. It is the possibility […]

The T-Distribution and T-Test

“In probability and statistics, Student’s t-distribution (or simply the t-distribution) is a continuous probability distribution that arises when estimating the mean of a normally distributed population in situations where the sample size is small” (Narasimhan , 1996). Similar to the normal distribution, the t-distribution is symmetric and bell-shaped, but has heavier tails, meaning that it […]

Applying ANOVA and Nonparametric Tests Simulation

This simulation made me make business decisions based on different kinds of tests. And making decisions based on the results. At first the simulation provided background information about the company and then it created the issue and I had to make decisions. I was given a choice to pick between a One-way ANOVA or Kruskal-Wallis […]

Statistical procedures

One must realize the importance of statistical procedures. Moreover, one must not underestimate the use of statistics in healthcare. The purpose of this paper is to analyze a study done on flu shots. Another purpose is to identify the goal of the study. In addition, we will discuss how raw data and sample statistics were […]

The assigned readings “A Christian View of the Foundations of Statistics” and “Reflection Before Action” both talked about ethical issues Christian and non-Christian statisticians face these days. Before I get into the details of how these two articles affect me, I would like to first summarize some common ethical issues statistical consultants are facing these […]

Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

Statistical methods in psychology have two main branches, which are descriptive and inferential. They each play a major part in the data that is collected for research and other studies. This paper will show the functions of statistics, how descriptive and inferential statistics are defined and the relationship between the two. Statistics is a necessary […]

1.Were the groups in this study independent or dependent? Provide a rationale for your answer. The two groups were independent since they were formed based on gender with no intent to match subjects on any variable. The men and women selected didn’t share any relationship or live in the same location. 2.t = −3.15 describes […]

Assumptions and Conditions for Using Statistical Tests

All statistical procedures have underlying assumptions, some more stringent than others. In some cases, violation of these assumptions will not change substantive research conclusions. In other cases, violation of assumptions will undermine meaningful research. Establishing that one’s data meet the assumptions of the procedure one is using in an expected component of all quantitatively based […]

Role of Statistics in Nation’s Development

The development status of a nation is under constant spotlight and is a topic of debate and discussion. All nations are deeply engrossed in the race of attaining the status of a ‘developed nation’. Naturally the question arises when can you attribute the word ‘developed’ to a nation. There is no established convention for the […]

Defining Statistics

Statistics is defined as the science of data, which involves capturing, analyzing, classifying, summarizing, organizing, and interpreting numerical data. Statistics are used in nearly every business, government, sports, and finance field. Statistics are the basis of how individuals collect data and make informed decisions based on fact, not hunches or emotion. Statistics have grown exponentially […]

Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Gender

Self-esteem can be defined as an individual’s sense of worth and the standards by which they judge themselves (Branden, 1969) and is a method of self-evaluating oneself in either a positive or negative manner (Baron & Byrne, 1991). Much research has been carried out to discover if levels of self-esteem differ depending on gender. Many […]

Week 2 Pape

According to Bennett, Briggs & Triola (2009), descriptive statistics transforms data into a picture of information that is readily understandable using measures such as mean, median, mode, variation and standard deviation. Inferential statistics help researchers decide whether their outcomes are a result of factors planned within design of the study or determined by chance referencing […]

Statistics can sometimes be difficult for some individuals. Understanding the concept of statistics, which is known as the science of data, may help a person in the business world. This involves classifying, summarizing, analyzing, collecting, and interpreting numerical information. The information gathered from statistics can help startup companies, and even average the age of customers […]