# Question #6376d

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Oct 17, 2015

A proper understanding of the characteristics such as central tendency, dispersion etc are necessary for the analysis of data. Descriptive statistics is meant for that analysis.

#### Explanation:

Statistical methods are employed in analysing the various characteristics of qualitative and quantitative phenomena. These characteristics are Central Tendency, Dispersion, Skewness & Kurtosis, correlation & regression and association of attributes.

Descriptive statistics are used to highlight these characteristics in the samples in order to assess these characteristics in the population.