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Statistics

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Description

Statistics is the discipline that concerns the collection, organization, displaying, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. In applying statistics to a scientific, industrial, or social problem, it is conventional to begin with a statistical population or a statistical model to be studied. Populations can be diverse groups of people or objects such as "all people living in a country" or "every atom composing a crystal". Statistics deals with every aspect of data, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments. See glossary of probability and statistics.

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Organizations relating to Statistics

International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Certification / Est. 1963
International Society of Statistical Science / Est. 1982
Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology - European Branch
International Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics / Est. 1930
African Hydrological Cycle Observation System
International Chinese Statistical Association / Est. 1987
Geostatistical Association of Southern Africa
CESD - Statisticians for Development / Est. 1962
Centre for International Statistical Data Analysis
World Bureau of Metal Statistics / Est. 1946
Nordic Social-Statistical Committee / Est. 1946
Centre asiatique pour la formation de statisticiens
International Statistical Institute Research Centre / Est. 1984
Academy of Improbable Research / Est. 1994
Convention Concerning Labour Statistics / Est. 1985
International Geostatistical Association
Central American Statistical Institute
Association of Balkan Statisticians / Est. 1995
United Nations Statistical Commission / Est. 1946
International Standing Bureau for Mutual Assistance Studies and Statistics and International Federation of Free Mutual Assistance / Est. 1905
International Consultative Group on Non Ferrous Metals Statistics
EUROPALUB - European Lubricants Statistics / Est. 1994
Association of Cricket Statisticians / Est. 1973
Statistical Services Centre / Est. 1982
International Society for Bayesian Analysis / Est. 1992

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World Problems relating to Statistics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Defective reasoning
Overestimation of low-probability risks
Inadequate data
Inadequate public finance statistics
Deficiencies in national statistics
Inadequate social and demographic statistics
Inadequacy of economic accounting systems
Imbalance in distribution of political awareness
Inadequate statistical data on nongovernmental organizations
Inadequate economic statistics
Statistical errors
Commercially sponsored health education
Misuse of statistics
Inadequate statistical information on tourism
Inadequate environmental statistics
Underestimation of high-probability risks
Distortion of indicators of achievement
Lack of comparability of international statistics
Governmental bias in statistics

Action Strategies relating to Statistics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Collecting statistics
Compiling socio-economic statistics
Documenting population trends
Analysing statistics
Compiling data on ocean fishing
Advancing official statistics
Fostering integration of statistics
Developing databases on marine living resources
Auditing environmental parameters
Providing census data
Producing environmental resource inventories
Furnishing database on energy
Developing national statistical framework
Collecting sufficient data on women
Improving reliability of national statistics
Establishing environmental health indicators for climate change
Developing national statistical services
Creating statistical errors
Collecting printing machinery statistics
Providing statistical information
Improving statistical education
Effecting official statistical services
Improving statistical data
Reporting statistical malpractice
Developing effective official statistical services

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