Descriptive statistics | statistics | ECPI University


Part 1

Describe the purpose of descriptive statistics.

  • How can they be used in research situations based on your field of study?
  • Provide an example in your discussion and discuss which descriptive statistic might best represent the data.

Part 2

Address the following:

  • Explain how you could use descriptive statistics to begin making decisions during a search for employment.
  • Find an example of a descriptive statistic that would help you choose whether or not to accept a new job offer.  Document the source of your information in APA format.