# Briefly Describe the Difference Between Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

#### Briefly Describe the Difference Between Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

Briefly describe the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics Please write a one page response to each following discussion question. (3pages total) I expect your response to reflect critical thought based on information from the textbook and from one additional source for each page. That is two references for each question. Whenever possible, try to relate the discussion question to your own experiences. Be sure to appropriately cite and list your references.

1. Discussion Question: Briefly describe the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics (textbook, page 5). Describe a research situation where either the descriptive or inferential category would be appropriate. (Week 2 Discussion: Chapter 1)

2. Discussion Question: Starting on page 22, your textbook talks about four types of measurement scales. If you were going to create a few survey questions, which measurement scale might you most likely use as the basis for your response choices? Why? (Week 3 Discussion: Chapter 2)

3. Discussion Question: Provide a general explanation of probability and give an example that highlights Marginal Probability, Conditional Probability (Week 4 Discussion: Chapter 3)

Kellar, S.P., Kelvin, E.A. (2013). Munro’s Statistical methods for health care research (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters, Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

ISBN: 978-1-4511-8794-6