- Define "descriptive statistics"
- Distinguish between descriptive statistics and inferential statistics
Some descriptive statistics are shown in Table 1.
The table shows the average salaries for various occupations in
the United States in 1999. (Click here
to see how much individuals with other occupations earn.)
NOTE: Unmarried includes never-married, widowed,
and divorced persons, 15 years or older.
These descriptive statistics may make us ponder
why the numbers are so disparate in these cities. One potential
explanation, for instance, as to why there are more women in
Florida than men may involve the fact that elderly individuals
tend to move down to the Sarasota region and that women tend
to out live men. Thus, more women might live in Sarasota then
men. However, in the absence of proper data, this is only speculation.
Please answer the questions: