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1332.0.55.002 - Statistical Language!, 2008  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/06/2008  First Issue
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CONTENTS

    Data
      Definitions
      Example
    Index
      Definition
      What do indexes tell you?
      How can we calculate an Index?
      When is an index not appropriate?
    Mean
      Definition
      Here's another way of looking at it!
      How do you calculate the mean?
      When is the Mean not a useful measure?
    Measures of Error and Spread
      Definitions
      Calculations
      Using Standard Deviation, Standard Error and Relative Standard Error
    Median
      Definition
      What can the Median tell you?
      How do you calculate a Median?
      When is the Median not a good measure of central tendency?
    Mode
      Definition
      What does the mode tell you?
      How do you calculate a mode?
      When is the mode not a good measure of central tendency?
    Percentage
      Definition
      What does Percentage tell you?
      How do you calculate the Percentage?
      Benefits and downfalls of Percentage
    Population, Sample and Estimate
      Definitions
      What do populations and samples tell us?
      Which to use in a survey - Population or Sample?
    Probability
      Definition
      What can Probability tell you?
      How do you calculate Probability?
      Benefits and downfalls of Probability
    Quantitative and Qualitative
      Definitions
      Example
    Range
      Definition
      What does the Range tell you?
      How is the Range calculated?
      Benefits and downfalls of using the Range
    Rate
      Definition
      What does Rate tell you?
      How is the Rate calculated?
    Ratio
      Definition
      What does Ratio tell you?
      How do you calculate the Ratio?
    Time Series
      Definition- Time series
      Why are Time-series Created?
      Definition- Seasonally Adjusted Time-series
      Why are Time-series Seasonally Adjusted?
      Definition- Trend Time-series
      Why are Trend Time-series Created?
      Take care when using Time series


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