Descriptive Statistics


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Descriptive statistics is very useful in summarizing any collected data so as to help in coming with precise and accurate conclusions. The recent research by the Cambridge university hospital on the innovative new treatment intended for patients in the later stages of prostate cancer sounded uncertain. The uncertainty of the outcome of the recent study is clearly demonstrated by the high variations in the statistics collected. More interestingly, the sample of patients used in the study was only 12 within an age group 47 to 73; this narrow sample space was supposed to give more precise results. On another perspective, the patients selected were only men; this phenomenon ought to have brought a more accurate outcome as seen in this study. In regard to the measures of central tendency, the research outcome is not promising as outlined below (Moore, 1991).