# Characteristics of Statistics

The characteristics of statistics are

- Statistics
**deals with the behavior of aggregates or large groups of data**. It has nothing to do with what is happening to a particular individual or object of the aggregate. - Statistics
**deals with aggregates of observations of the same kind**rather than isolated figures. - Statistics
**deals with variability that obscure underlying patterns**. No two objects in this universe are exactly alike. If they were there would have been no statistical problem. - Statistics
**deals with uncertainties as every process of getting observations whether controlled or uncontrolled**involves deficiencies or chance variation. That is why we have to talk in terms of probability. - Statistics
**deals with those characteristics or aspects of things**which can be described numerically either by counts or by measurements. - Statistics
**deals with those aggregates which are subject to a number of random causes**, e.g. the heights of persons are subject to a number of causes such as race, ancestry, age, diet, habits, climate, and so forth. - Statistical laws are
**valid on average or in the long run**. There is no guarantee that a certain law will hold in all cases. Statistical inference is therefore made in the face of uncertainty. - Statistical
**results might be misleading and incorrect if sufficient care in collecting, processing, and interpreting the data is not exercised or if the statistical data are handled by a person who is not well versed in the subject matter of statistics**.