Inferential and Descriptive Statistics

Recall: Descriptive Statistics use statistical summaries and graphs to provide key features of the collected data. Inferential statistics use data to make statements about unknown population parameters.
    For questions 1 – 2: Choose whether the statements are describing inferential or descriptive statistics.
  1. The average height of the college students in this room is 67 inches.

  2. The average height of college students in Australia is estimated to be 169 centimeters.

  3. Choose an example of a descriptive measure of variation.

  4. Choose an example of an inferential measure of variation.