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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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I am delighted that we have appointed Sir Ian as the UK Statistics Authority's new Chief Executive and National Statistician. Ian brings with him enormous professional experience and particular expertise in census design and analysis.
He will serve as national statistician for five years.
Before being named national statistician, Mapa was statistics professor and dean at the UP School of Statistics.
In an era when people are increasingly worried about "fake news", the new national statistician will have to judge success not just by whether they collect the right numbers, but if they can actually get through to the public.
The PML-N government had appointed a former bureaucrat Asif Bajwa as the chief statistician of the newly established PBS.
The party, therefore, called on the Statistician General not to succumb to the blackmail of the Buhari Presidency but remain on the path of truth and facts, in the course of his duty.
As a temporary measure, the statistics division has handed over acting charge of chief statistician to Mr.
But the problem will be absence of the PBS rules, as former finance minister Ishaq Dar and former chief statistician Asif Bajwa ran the PBS without observing rules and regulations.
New Delhi [India], November 5 ( ANI ): Google on Sunday celebrated the 90th birthday of Japanese statistician Hirotugu Akaike with a doodle on the homepage.
Earlier, the Chief Statistician informed the minister that the second phase of the census, which started on April 25, was going on smoothly and apprised him about the overwhelming public support and participation in the census activities.
Chief Statistician, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) apprised the meeting that second phase of the census which commenced on 25thApril would cover 88 districts throughout the country and continue till May 24.

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