# Descriptive Statistics

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Visit one of the following newspapers’ websites: USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, or Washington Post. Select an article that uses statistical data related to a current event, your major, your current field, or your future career goal. The chosen article must have a publication date January or February.

The article should use one of the following categories of descriptive statistics:

• Measures of Frequency - Counting Rules, Percent, Frequency, Frequency Distributions
• Measures of Central Tendency - Mean, Median, Mode
• Measures of Dispersion or Variation - Range, Variance, Standard Deviation
• Measures of Position - Percentile, Quartiles

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

1. Write a summary of the article.
2. Explain how the article uses descriptive statistics.
3. Explain how the article applies to the real world, your major, your current job, or your future career goal.
4. Analyze the reasons why the article chose to use the various types of data shared in the article.

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Running Head: ASSIGNMENT 1: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS

Assignment 1: Descriptive Statistics

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ASSIGNMENT 1: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
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Introduction
Descriptive statistics is an area of statistics that focuses on describing various features of
data normally involved in a study (Young & Wessnitzer, 2016). The major purpose of this
branch of statistics is to give a summary of the samples as well as the measures used in the study;
basically, it describes the data shown. The title of the article is "China's Looming Crisis: A
shrinking Population" and its author authors are Steven Lee Myers, Claire Fu, and Jun Wu. This
article was published in the New York Times on 21st of January 2019, and it uses descriptive
statistics to describe the data shown about China's population and its trend.
Summary
The article describes the precipitous decline that China's population is facing in the past
decade that has set the stage for possible economic, political, and demographic crises in the
coming years. Also, the long term effects of some of the policies that the country Communist
party has implemented with the objective of slowing the population growth rate, such as the
limiting the ...

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