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Parameter
Numerical measurement describing some characteristic of a population
Statistic
numerical measurement describing some characteristic of a sample
Quantitative data consists
numbers representing counts or measurements
Ex - weights of supermodels
Qualitative data
may be separated into different categories that are distingusihed by some NONNUMERICAL characteristic
Ex - genders of professional athletes
Discrete data result when the number of possible values is
either a finite number or a "countable" number
Ex - numbers of eggs that hens lay
Continuous (numerical) data result from
infinitely many possible values that correspond to some continuous scale