# Data Analysis

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# Lesson objectives

- Defination of data analysis
- Importance of data analysis
- Descriptive statistics
- Inferential statistics

# Lesson

Data analysis is the summarizing of data in order to draw conclusion about the sample from which it is drawn. Inferential statistics is done to make inferences about a population from a sample. Data analysis is important because it provides information that can be used to make decision on various issues in our day to day lives.

Descritpive statistics is a summary of raw data into a form that can be understood using means, median, modes, perscentages, graphs, pie charts,

# Activity

- Practice on data analysis procedures using examples from statistics text books
- Classroom assessment on the topic of data analysis
- Carry out mini researches to collect data that can be used to practice data analysis procedures

# References

- Multivariate statistics by Tabachnik and Fidell 2006.