Data: The Factual Information

  • Glen McPherson
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


In analytical statistics, the data collected are used to provide the factual information about the process that generated them. Hence, there is good reason to seek a sample of persons from a population or a sample of outcomes from a process that is representative of the population or the outcomes from the process.


Random Sampling Random Selection Systematic Sampling Factual Information Frequency Table 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glen McPherson
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  1. 1.School of Mathematics and PhysicsThe University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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