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Descriptive versus inferential statistics

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How do descriptive statistics and inferential statistics differ? Give an example of application.

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This solution helps go through the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics.

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Descriptive statistics are for describing data on the group you study. It comprises the kind of analyses we use when we want to describe the population we are studying, and when we have a population that is small enough to permit our including every case.

For example, we might want to describe a math's class and compare it to ...

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