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  • 5 years ago

What are the similarities and connections between statistics and probability?

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  1. Owlfred
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  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Statistics uses a lot of probability. So you can say that statistics is a way of applied probability.

  3. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    yeah, how does it relate to confidence intervals and/or hypothesis testing?

  4. anonymous
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    for these you want to find the probability that your statement is correct

  5. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    I've always understood probability and statistics to be closely related but quite distinct. Statistics looks backwards by drawing conclusions from data collected. Probability looks foward by telling you - or predicting - that there is a 50% chance of tossing heads, for example. hth

  6. anonymous
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    hmm so you can use statistics to infer from data previously collected, and then while you can predict that there is a 50% you choose for example a yellow sock from your drawer in the morning

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