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statistics

  1. methods of collecting and analysing numerical data.
  2. a group of data.

    Businesspeople make considerable use of statistical methods such as collecting SAMPLES in order to make STATISTICAL INFERENCES in such areas as MARKETING RESEARCH and QUALITY CONTROL. They also use government economic data in monitoring changes in the business environment.

statistics

  1. a branch of mathematics that studies the theory and methods of collecting, tabulating and analysing numerical data.
  2. a grouping of data. Economic analysis makes extensive use of economic data, which are subjected to statistical analysis in order to test ECONOMIC THEORIES. See HYPOTHESIS TESTING, ECONOMETRICS.
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The national statistical system should embrace all the institutions producing environmental data creating a consistent, comprehensive and reliable set of environmental statistics and providing the single source of trusted environmental sustainability knowledge of Qatar, she said.
Environmental statistics reveal the impact of development on a number of key elements of environmental statistics, such as climate, air, water, and waste management.
Health, social, and environmental statistics are as important as economic data, and the governments should also use those to measure national progress," according to more than two-thirds of the approximately 12,000 individuals in a dozen countries surveyed in 2010 by Ethical Markets Media and the international polling firm GlobeScan.
2) Environmental statistics and accounts in Europe', available at ec.
This book is an excellent supplementary text for courses on environmental statistics or reference for researchers and practitioners.
Phil Wright, Kingstanding committee manager, said: "There was only one report sent forward for the meeting which was about environmental statistics so the chairman thought it was appropriate to cancel the meeting.
The heavy volume includes the features that have made this the gold standard among atlases--hundreds of beautifully colored, precisely detailed maps showing topography, roads, boundaries and other key features, as well as a detailed index and a wealth of data on the state of the world, from demographic to environmental statistics.
A bulletin on environmental statistics for 2005, published by the Assembly yesterday, showed the amount of greenhouse gases in the air was highest in Port Talbot.
One look at environmental statistics or the International Monetary Fund and World Bank operations proves that we also cannot be trusted to be faithful with much.
Spencer Banzhaf's analysis of the numerous benefits of establishing a Bureau of Environmental Statistics within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ("Establishing a Bureau of Environmental Statistics," Issues, Winter 2004).
Environmental Statistics Research: Novel Analyses of Human Exposure Related Data
In response, the company is rolling out a new version that will allow one terabyte of storage for video and environmental statistics.

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