In an increasingly data-driven world, it is more important than ever for students as well as professionals to better understand basic statistical concepts. 100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics addresses the essential questions that students ask about statistics in a concise and accessible way. It is perfect for instructors, students, and practitioners as a supplement to more comprehensive materials, or as a desk reference with quick answers to the most frequently asked questions.

What Is an Example of How the Mean Can Be Used?

What Is an Example of How the Mean Can Be Used?

Over the next 50 years, the United States is going to be a “minority-majority” society, in which the most common racial group will constitute a plurality but not a majority of the population. Therefore, it is important for the social and behavioral sciences to learn more about once-minority populations such as Latinos, Asians, and African Americans.

The researchers Christopher Ellison, Nicholas Wolfinger, and Aida Ramos-Wada studied the importance of the rapid growth of the Latino population in the United States and the role that Catholicism plays in their attitudes toward the family, even though nearly one third of Latinos are not Catholic. A common practice among researchers is to use data that are already ...

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