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Examine the differences between descriptive and inferential statistics.
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Describe the functions of statistics.
Define descriptive and inferential statistics.
Provide at least one example of the relationship between descriptive and inferential statistics.

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This response describes the importance of descriptive and inferential statistics.

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Statistics functions as a means by which to provide researchers and others the ability to conduct detailed studies of the analysis of data that has been collected. In addition, statistics functions as a means by which to investigate or study the interpretation of a given data set, and the collection methodology utilized for the data set.

Descriptive statistics are statistics that provide a detailed ...

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