Content of Statistical Analysis

Contents of Statistical Analysis

UPSC Syllabus:
  • Statistical Analysis, graph and diagrams : This part will test the candidate’s ability to draw conclusions from information presented in Statistical, graphical or diagrammatical form and to interpret them.

Statistics: Meaning, Scope and Limitations

  • Concept
  • Functions of Statistics
  • Limitations
  • Misuses

Collection of Data

Classification & Seriation of Data

  • Objectives and Characteristics of Classification
  • Types of Classification
  • Variables and frequency Distribution
  • Works Examples

Presentation of Data: Tabulation

  • Meaning and Objectives
  • Parts of a Table
  • Rules of Tabulation
  • Types of Tabulation
  • Worked Examples

Presentation of Data: Diagrams

  • Introduction
  • General Rules of Construction
  • Types of Diagrams
  • Worked Examples

Presentation of Data: Graphs

  • Fundamentals
  • Graphs of Time Series of Historigrams
  • Graphs of Frequency Distribution
  • Basis Types of Frequency Curves
  • Advantages of Graphs
  • Limitation
  • The Misuse of Graphs
  • Worked Examples

Statistical Analysis and Interpretation

  • Ratios and Precentages
  • Dispersion
  • Probability
  • Index Number
  • Probability
  • Index Numbers
  • Correlation
  • Regression
  • Analysis of Time Series
  • Interpolation and Extrapolation
  • Interpretation

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