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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.

Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

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.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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As head of the Medical Records Section, and later as chief of the Medical Statistical Division, Love oversaw the collection and analysis of all the Army's medical statistics. Not only was Love responsible for the statistical tabulation of casualty data from the front, his department also worked with the Provost Marshall's office to tabulate the medical statistics of Selective Service registrants.
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A frank survey of medical statistics concerning HPV and the HPV vaccine, Parks's summation incorporates charts, photos, sidebars, research chronology, and primary sources to valorize the need for immunization.
Maher's lifelong findings on medical statistics, Statistique Medicale de Rochefort, first published in 1874 and recently reprinted, recount the lively experiences of Mahler and many other persons investigating medicine exotique.
"I Will Never Forget" is a powerful heartwarming story that helps others know that they are not alone in their journey and brings a very special humanity to the cold medical statistics of Alzheimer dementia.
Ralph MAlsges, an otorhinolaryngologist (ear-nose-throat specialist) and allergologist (allergy specialist) who is also a professor of medical informatics and chair of the Institute of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Epidemiology at the University of Cologne in Germany.
National Institute of Medical Statistics at the ICMR has published a statistical evaluation of tobacco- related cancers in various states of India in the latest edition of Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, inferring that such cancers are on a decline in major states of the country, including the Capital.
Medical Statistics: A Guide to SPSS, Data Analysis and Critical Appraisal, 2nd Edition

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