Types of Inferential Statistics

Statistical Test | Independent Variable |
---|---|

(2) t-test | Qualitative |

(3) ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) | Qualitative |

(4) ANCOVA (Analysis of Covariance) | 1. Qualitative 2. Covariate may be either qual. or quan., but usually quantitative |

(5) Chi-Square c2 | Qualitative |

Considering this, what is an example of a descriptive statistic?

**Descriptive statistics**is the term given to the analysis of data that helps describe, show or summarize data in a meaningful way such that, for

**example**, patterns might emerge from the data.

What is an inferential statement in statistics?

"Henry averaged 1 new car sold for the last 3 Sundays." These are both descriptive

**statements**because they can actually be verified from the information provided. The second type of**statistics**in**inferential statistics**. This is a set of methods used to make a generalization, estimate, prediction or decision. Ex.What is the inference in statistics?

**Statistical inference**is the process of using data analysis to deduce properties of an underlying probability distribution. Inferential

**statistical**analysis infers properties of a population, for example by testing hypotheses and deriving estimates. Inferential

**statistics**can be contrasted with descriptive

**statistics**.