VirtualMV/Research in IT/Data Collection & Analysis/Statistics

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By the end of this section you will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of statistical analysis

Designing appropriate studies

  • Surveys (observational study)
  • Experiments

Collecting quality data

  • Selecting a good sample
  • Avoiding bias

Creating summaries

  • Descriptive statistics
  • Catagorical (e.g. Male/female)
  • Numerical (actual numbers have meaning - profit)
  • Charts and graphs

Determining the distribution type

  • Binomial
  • Normal
  • t-distribution


  • Margin of error and confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis test
  • Correlation, regression and two-way tables

Drawing conclusions

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