# Statistics Research Paper

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```STATISTICS
Carolyn Chan
CUNY/LaGuardia Community College
MAT 120.1592: The Research Paper
Instructor: Rudy Meangru
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Statistics is a branch of mathematics that involved
with
the
collection,
presentation,
interpretation,
analysis of data, and the use of probability theory to
estimate population parameters. It is divided into two
sub-branches;
and
the
these
are
analytical
the
quantitative
statistics
or
the
statistics
drawing
of
conclusions from data.
Since the early civilization, statistics had been used
in many ways. However, in early civilization, they used
sticks of wool, and wall caves through pictures and symbols
to record the population of people, animals, and any other
living
objects.
Moreover,
the
Babylonian
also
uses
statistics before 3000 B.C. through small clay tablets to
record
the
tabulations
of
agricultural
yields
and
of
commodities of bartered or sold. Also, in 31st. century
B.C., before building pyramids in Egypt, the Egyptians used
statistics to analyze the population and material wealth of
their country. Further more, statistics is used all over
the world. It is used in China before 2000 B.C.; in Greece
they used it as early as 594 B.C.; the Roman Empire of
Europe also used statistics, they are the first government
to
used
statistics
to
gather
extensive
data
about
the
population, area, and wealth of the territories that it
controlled; and many other country.
Moving on, today's statistics is a reliable means of
determining
the
accurate
value
of
economic,
political,
social, psychological, biological, and physical data. It
serves
as
Statistics
a
tool
today
to
is
correlate
more
and
focused
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analyze
in
such
interpreting
data.
the
information rather then in gathering and tabulating data.
The
theory
of
statistical
probability
applications.
increased
Data
the
can
be
scope
of
approximate
accurately using probability distributions, and the results
can be used in analyzing statistical data. It can be used
to test to the reliability of interferences and to indicate
the
kind
and
amount
of
data
required
for
a
particular
problem.
Besides having history, statistics also have different
areas. There are two general areas of statistics; these are
the descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. This
two
area
descriptive
of
statistics
statistics
have
deals
different
with
the
uses.
First,
collection,
presentation, and analysis of data. The main components of
descriptive
deviation
statistics
().
And
the
are
the
mean
()
second
area
of
and
standard
statistics
is
inferential statistics. Inferential statistics uses sample
data to make interference, decision, or judgment about the
population. This is not often used because it's almost the
same as the descriptive statistics, the only thing that
difference is one uses data to analyze, and this one uses
sample data to have judgment.
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The graph shows the decrease
in
the
fund,
stock/bonds/mutual
which
means
lose
of
profit.
The graph shows the decrease
and
increase
stock/bond/mutual
it’s
The
of
fund,
constantly
graph
reaches
its
the
shows
ideal
and
changing.
that
it
growth;
however, it decreased again.
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This is a histograph, which shows symmetry
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Moreover,
from
north
to
south,
east
to
west,
statistics is used in many different fields. It is not only
for people who are good in mathematics, because it is being
used in almost all math related fields, of course, but it
is
also
used
in
architecture,
engineering,
business
and
some computer fields, teaching, economist, accounting and
other
related
fields,
and
even
in
the
fields
science.
Moving on, as far as I can see, using statistics in my
career goals is a must, because my major is accounting, and
accounting is also related to business. In my career goals,
statistics can be use in analyzing and investigating data.
Furthermore, statistics is one of the important components
in my career goals, because I can use it when I want to go
to another field that have to do with math, and business.
In
conclusion,
statistics
is
important
in
everyday
life. It's being used everyday to provides the exact and
accurate number, like making a survey about a product to
know if it will be patronized by people nationwide. Also,
statistics is important because not only for individual but
also for the economy as a whole. So I would say, taking up
statistics is a great advantage.
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WORKS CITED
http://www.Statsoft.com/textbook/Stathome.html
http://www.Encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761562521/statistic
s.html
http://www.math.about.com/od/statistics/
http://www.smartmoney.com
http://www.nytimes.com
http://www.online.wsj.com
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