Statistics is the collection of methods for planning experiments, obtaining data, and then organizing, summarizing, analyzing, interpreting, presenting, and drawing conclusions based on the data.

- from Essentials of Statistics (4th ed.) Triola (2011).


This infographic shows a population a 1,000  people was surveyed on watching a television show. The population was organized into age groups. The conclusion drawn from the data shows that more people between the ages 19-35 watch this show.  This is just one example of a statistic.

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