The final part of descriptive statistics that you will learn about is finding the mean or the average. The average is the addition of all the numbers in the data set and then having those numbers divided by the number of numbers within that set. Let’s look at the following data set. 6, 7, 13, 15, 18, 21, 21, and 25 will be the data set that.
Statistics play an important role in research of almost any kind because they deal with easily-quantified data. When working in fields such as science or medicine, trials are needed, and experimental data has to be collected and analyzed. The study of statistics enables researchers to look at a large set of data and condense it into meaningful.