Statistics

## Introduction

There are two types of statistics: descriptive and inferential [1].

- Descriptive Statistics
- describes and analyzes the given group. It provides measures of central tendency and dispersion.
- Inferential Statistics
- provides conclusions about the population inferred from analysis of the sample. Includes Sampling theory, Estimation theory, Decision theory.

Bibliography

1. M.R. Spiegel, D.P. Lindstrom, "Schaum's Easy Outline: Statistics," McGraw-Hill, 1999. http://www.amazon.com/Schaums-Easy-Outline-Murray-Spiegel/dp/0070527121/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308482725&sr=1-6

## Statistics roadmap

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