Encyclopedia > Applied statistics

  Article Content

Applied statistics

Applied statistics is the use of statistics and statistical theory in real-life situations.

Anyone committed to empirical observation as a means of knowing the universe about us can apply statistics as a research tool. This obviously includes science but includes history and arts and entertainment as well. For example, econometrics makes heavy use of applied statistics to study the economy.

In each of these areas, we need to observe, recognize the potential for error in our observations, and plan our research to control the observational error.

External links

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Actors Female

... Signoret (1921-1985) Alicia Silverstone (born 1976) Jean Simmons (born 1929) Joan Sims (died 2001) Lilia Skala[?] (1896-1994) Erika Slezak Alexis Smith[?] ...