Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

Read these sections and complete the questions at the end of each section. Here, we introduce descriptive statistics using examples and discuss the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics. We also talk about samples and populations, explain how you can identify biased samples, and define differential statistics.

Inferential Statistics

Learning Objectives

  1. Distinguish between a sample and a population
  2. Define inferential statistics
  3. Identify biased samples
  4. Distinguish between simple random sampling and stratified sampling
  5. Distinguish between random sampling and random assignment