# Descriptive Statistics

Build an understanding of fundamental descriptive statistical terms.

Statistics is used in business, medical research, social sciences, manufacturing, and many more areas. We use statistics to analyze data and make informed decisions. It helps us take a general look at any given data and identify patterns, trends, and relationships, which we can then use to make predictions and identify opportunities for improvement.

**Descriptive statistics** is a branch of statistics that deals with the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data. We use descriptive statistics methods to describe and summarize the main features of a dataset, using measures such as central tendency (mean, median, mode) and dispersion (range, variance, standard deviation). The aim is to provide a concise and meaningful overview of the data.

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