Descriptive And Inferential Statistics

Dietrich and Kearns (1986) divided statistics into two broad areas, namely descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics is the science of summarizing or describing data, while inferential statistics is the science of interpreting data in order to make estimates, hypotheses testing, predictions, or decisions from the samples to the targeted population. In clinical trials, data are usually collected through case report forms which are designed to capture clinical information...