# Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

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When faced with an analysis of a situation which deals with a population, an analyzer will incorporate both descriptive and inferential statistics to evaluate his or her results and create a credible conclusion. Descriptive statistics provides information focused on an immediate group of data. After defining what needs to be analyzed, the descriptive statistics will help the analyzer abridge the data to a more meaningful and comprehendible form, which will then provide patterns in his or her research that, will provide a foundation to his or her thesis. For example, a person could use descriptive statistics to evaluate the answers on an exam taken by 400 American students, and use descriptive statistics to determine the overall performance…show more content…
Therefor by the analyzer using the methods of descriptive and inferential statistics, he or she will be able to draw constitutional conclusions that will prove to be somewhat accurate and will give the analyzer a general view of the progress and level in which the 400 American and 400 European students are on, which group of students are progressing on a more higher level than others, and what areas students need improvement or more help in.

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