Descriptive Statistics
Prerequisites
none
Learning Objectives
 Define "descriptive statistics"
 Distinguish between descriptive statistics and inferential statistics
Descriptive statistics are used for organizing,
summarizing, and describing data. They include the use of percentages,
frequencies, averages, graphs, and tables. They do not involve
generalizing beyond the data at hand. Generalizing from a sample
to the population it was sampled from is the domain of inferential
statistics.
