​What are descriptive statistics. What are inferential statistics?

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What are descriptive statistics? What are inferential statistics?

 

How do these two types of statistics interface with each other in a research study?

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School: UT Austin

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descriptive statistics uses data to describe a given sample.

inferential statistics make predictions regarding the population of a given sample. 

In a research study, the two statistics interface with each by giving a clear analysis regarding the population of the sample. 

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