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 Name: Sampling and Data: Statistics ID: m16020 Language: English (en) Summary: This module introduces the concept of statistics, specifically the ability to use statistics to describe data (descriptive statistics) as well as draw conclusions (inferential statistics). An optional classroom exercise is included. Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: data, descriptive, dot plot, inferential, statistics License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.16 (history) First publication date: Mar 31, 2008 2:41 pm -0500 Last revision to module: Aug 6, 2013 5:23 pm -0500

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## Version History

 Version: 1.16 Aug 6, 2013 5:23 pm -0500 by Changes: `Module: Sampling and Data: Statistics: Update to Level of Measurement and Statistical Operations` Version: 1.15 Aug 6, 2013 3:54 pm -0500 by Changes: `Module: Sampling and Data: Statistics: Added the sections "Levels of Measurement and Statistical Operations."` Version: 1.14 May 17, 2012 9:04 pm -0500 by Changes: `Sampling and Data: Statistics: Updated language.` Version: 1.13 Oct 6, 2011 2:15 pm -0500 by Changes: `I removed once sentence. ` Version: 1.12 Feb 18, 2009 8:25 pm -0600 by Changes: `Sampling and Data: Statistics: Updated the language in the glossary items.` Version: 1.11 Oct 27, 2008 8:28 pm -0500 by Changes: `roles updated` Version: 1.10 Aug 20, 2008 11:15 am -0500 by Changes: `Corrected errors (see m17360 for details)` Version: 1.9 Jul 14, 2008 11:28 am -0500 by Changes: `removed image width parameters` Version: 1.8 Jul 8, 2008 8:55 pm -0500 by Changes: `post review edits` Version: 1.7 Jul 3, 2008 11:53 am -0500 by Changes: `post review updates` Version: 1.6 Jun 26, 2008 4:47 pm -0500 by Changes: `Roles changed` Version: 1.5 May 22, 2008 9:40 am -0500 by Changes: `Fixed Glossary` Version: 1.4 Apr 29, 2008 3:10 pm -0500 by Changes: `Updated metadata` Version: 1.3 Apr 28, 2008 5:10 pm -0500 by Changes: `Enhanced accessibility for image` Version: 1.2 Apr 22, 2008 11:03 am -0500 by Changes: `Cnxorg added as maintainer` Version: 1.1 Apr 18, 2008 4:37 pm -0500 by Changes: `Original Publishing`

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