Inferential statistics is

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techniques and methods used to analyze a small, specific set of data so as to draw a conclusion about a large, more general population.

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graphical and numerical methods used to describe, organize, and summarize a statistically valid conclusion.

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graphical and numerical methods used to describe, organize, and summarize data.

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techniques and methods used to analyze a small data set so as to make an inference concerning its accuracy.