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What is a Statistical Question?

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Mr. Parke

on 3 March 2017

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Transcript of What is a Statistical Question?

What is a statistical Question?
A statistical question is a question that can be answered using data that may vary.
Example 01 - Statistical or Not Statistical?
At colleges in Jacksonville, do tennis coaches generally get paid more than football coaches?

This question is statistical.
Why Are Statistics Important?
Experts use statistics to understand large and complex sets of data. Statistics are also helpful with surveys, which legislators use to affect policy. Knowing how statistics work is important for fully understanding news reports.
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How many text messages have you sent today?

This question is NOT statistical.
Statistical Question
By Rose Fedan
How to Answer a Statistical Question
For example, "How many minutes do 6th grade students typically spend on homework each week?" is a statistical question. We would answer this question by collecting data from 6th graders, and we expect that not all 6th grade students spend the same amount of time on homework (meaning there will be variability in the data).
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