# Ch 1: Data Types & Measurements in Statistics

Learn to distinguish between the different types of data with the help of engaging video lessons and quizzes outlining the uses of descriptive and inferential statistics, quantitative and categorical data, ratio measurements and more.

## Data Types & Measurements in Statistics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Watch this chapter's animated video lessons to learn how statistics are used to draw conclusions about a population. Our instructors' approachable teaching style can help you sort out the differences between quantitative and categorical data types, including discrete, continuous, nominal and ordinal data. Lessons in this chapter cover the following topics:

• Populations and parameters
• Samples and statistics
• Types of data
• Levels of measurement
• Data collection techniques

Video Objectives
Descriptive & Inferential Statistics: Definition, Differences & Examples Learn to differentiate between these two types of statistics.
What's the Difference Between Populations & Samples? - Lesson & Quiz Find out how to distinguish a sample from a population.
Defining the Difference Between Parameters & Statistics: Lesson & Quiz Explore the relationship between populations, parameters, samples and statistics.
Estimating a Parameter from Sample Data: Process & Examples Practice using statistics to estimate a population's parameters.
What Is Quantitative Data? - Definition & Examples Examine the characteristics of discrete and continuous data.
What Is Categorical Data? - Definition & Examples Discover what distinguishes categorical data from quantitative data and explore its uses.
Discrete & Continuous Data: Definition & Examples Learn to tell the difference between the types of data that can and cannot be divided.
Nominal, Ordinal, Interval & Ratio Measurements: Definition & Examples Take a closer look at these levels of measurement.
Evidence for the Strength of a Model Through Gathering Data: Lesson & Quiz Find out how data can be used to determine the strength of a model.
Experiments vs. Observational Studies: Definition, Differences & Examples Survey the components of these two data collection techniques.

Final Exam
Chapter Exam

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