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Biostatistics and Scientific Methods

As a health care professional, why do you need to know the differences between a parameter and a statistic?

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Statistic means data, numerical observations or quantitative information. (1, 2) Statistics methods are " defined as as a discipline or science of managing uncertainties in decision processes." (1, 2) It is the scientific methods of "collecting, processing, reducing, presenting, analyzing, and interpreting data." (1) Statistics is mainly needed for collection data for patients information and the health care professional use these informations to treat patients. Statistics used variables that include normal, random, variance, significant and etc. The information in statistical data analysis composed of blood pressure, age, weight, blood group, stage of disease, ...

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Statistics means data, numerical observations, or quantitative information. Statistics methods are defined as a discipline or science of managing uncertainties in decision process. This solution describes the scientific methods of collecting, processing, reducing, presenting, analyzing, and interpreting data.

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