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Scope or Importance of Statistics – Economics Class 11

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Scope or Importance of Statistics
For: Management | Economics Class 11

Scope or Importance of Statistics:

In ancient times, statistics was regarded as the science of state craft and was used to collect information related to military force, population, wealth, etc. But in modern times, the use of statistics is broad. It is not only the device for collecting sound techniques for handling analysis and drawing valid conclusions. Statistics play a significant role in the solution of problems related to planning, economics, business, management, mathematics, etc. which are as follows:

  1. Statistics in economics:
    Statistical data and techniques are useful in economic analysis. Statistical analyses are used in solving different economic problems such as consumptions, production, distribution, investment, unemployment, etc. Index no. , Time series analysis, demand analysis, forecasting techniques, etc, are some tools in statistics which are frequently used in economics.
  2. Statistics in planning:
    Planning is the logical combination of vision, goals, objectives, strategies, policies, etc. An efficient planning is needed for efficient working. Statistics helps to get the necessary information about the planning. The success of any planning depends upon the current and sound analysis of statistical data. Efficient planning can’t be imagined without statistics.
  3. Statistics in business:
    Statistics plays an important role in business. A successful business man must be very quick and accurate in decision making. Statistics helps business man to plan production, according to the test of the customers. The business man can also make correct decision about the location of the business, marketing the product, financial resources, etc, based on the statistical information.
  4. Statistics in state management:
    Statistics may be taken as the science of state craft. Different policies of the government to get the knowledge of National condition keep their records and allocate its resources in various sectors. Thus, statistics are the eyes of the state.
  5. Statistics in pure science and other social science:
    Statistics is also a helpful tool in pure science like biology, physics, astronomy, medical science, etc. and also other social science such as environmental science, geographical science, etc. In these fields, different types of information and numerical facts and figures are required to study. Without using statistical tools in these subjects, the study becomes incomplete as well as difficult.

Statistics is useful in every sphere of life and activities. The methods and ideas of statistics are so widely used nowadays that we can’t imagine our life and different activities without statistics.

Posted By : Hari Prasad Chaudhary | Comment RSS | Category : Class XI, HSEB Notes
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  1. Avatar Sanjay langthasa
    Posted July 8, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I don’t get a same answers what our lecturer use to give for us

  2. Avatar ubaid iqrar
    Posted June 28, 2018 at 6:39 am

    this was very helpful for me because when I study it I realised that it was so simple and be cooperative from others… thanks alot

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