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What are the common myths about Statisticians and their work?

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RE: What are the common myths about Statisticians and their work?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Statistics is all about data analysis. Its objective is to draw a meaning and interpretation out of stacks of numerical data on facts and events. A statistician job is also to make these conclusions simple enough for the layman to understand. The work of statistician depends upon their area of specialization.

Operation Research- Operation research is used to find out the optimum usage of resources to gain maximum output. Areas such as process engineering and management , industrial operation design etc use operation research,
Statistical Quality Control- This is the application of statistical methods in maintaining quality of products, processes and services. You will statistically find out for instance whether a batch of television sets is free of manufacturing defects.
Quantitative Economics- Quantitative economics is the specialized application of theories of statistics in the analysis of economic trends, economic planning , financial analysis and related trends.
Applied statistics- Applied statistics is the use of statistical analysis in various areas like engineering , agriculture, meteorology, social science research , marketing research etc. Statistician usually work in close coordination with researchers in diffrent fields , business managers and even government officials during projects.
Bio statistics Health Statistics They use their skills in health science research, finding out efficacy of drug, cost benefit analysis of a method of a treatment, analysis of rate of death for a particular disease.
Mathematical Statistics- They are involved in mathematical research involving computations and derivation.

Statisticians can join Indian statistical services- a service of the government of India and other government departments like ministry of commerce, directorate of commercial intelligence & statistics etc.They can also find employment with medical and social research organizations like national council for applied economic research, thecenterfor monitoringIndianeconomy,Indiancouncil for medical research,Indiancouncil for agricultural research etc,. They can also get associated with market researchorganizationslike ORG-MARG, MODE, AC Nielson

RE: What are the common myths about Statisticians and their work?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD

Dear Aspirant,

There are no common myths as such about Statisticians.

Statisticians surely are high end professionals and experts involved in high level of analysis and data interpretation.

Best wishes

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