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.

Why Is Measurement an Important Topic for Statisticians to Understand?

Why Is Measurement an Important Topic for Statisticians to Understand?

When we know about the important ideas that form an introduction to the study of measurement, we have a basic set of tools that we can use to better make sense of all that data we collect, or plan to collect, as part of a research study.

Measurement is the assignment of values or labels to outcomes. Some examples of outcomes include the number of answers that are correct on an achievement test (such as 72), the number of and type of cars sold over a specific weekend (such as 82 Hondas), or the color of a particular paint (such as deep blue). All of these measurements reflect a certain event that informs us within ...

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