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A collection, or set, of individuals or objects or events whose properties are to be analyzed.

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## terms list

population

A collection, or set, of individuals or objects or events whose properties are to be analyzed.

sample

A subset of a population.

variable (or response variable)

A characteristic of interest about each individual element of a population or sample.

data (singular)

A value of the variable associated with one element of a population or sample. This value may be a number, a word, or a symbol.

data (plural)

The set of values collected for the variable from each of the elements that belong to the sample.

experiment

A planned activity whose results yield a set of data.

parameter

A numerical value summarizing all the data of an entire population.

statistic

A numerical value summarizing the sample data.

qualitative value

A variable that describes or categorizes an element of a population.

quantitative value

A variable that quantifies an element of a population.

nominal variable

A qualitative variable that categorizes an element of a population.

ordinal variable

A qualitative variable that incorporates an ordered position.

discrete variable

A quantitative variable that can assume a countable number of values.

continuous variable

A quantitative variable that can assume an uncountable number of values.

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