# List of basic statistics topics

List of basic statistics topics

:"For a more comprehensive list, see the List of statistics topics." Statistics is a mathematical science pertaining to the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data. It is applicable to a wide variety of academic disciplines, from the physical and social sciences to the humanities; it is also used and misused for making informed decisions in all areas of business and government.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to statistics:

Basic statistics concepts

*analysis of variance (ANOVA)
*binomial distribution
*chi-square distribution
*combinatorics
*data
*degrees of freedom
*descriptive statistics
*errors and residuals in statistics
*experimental design
*frequency distribution table
*histogram
*inferential statistics
*mean
*median
*mode
*modeling
*Monte Carlo method
*normal distribution
*probability
*probability distribution
*random variable
*regression analysis
*sampling
*sampling bias
*sampling distribution
*simulation
*standard deviation
*statistical graphics
*statistical survey
*t-distribution
*time series
*variance

*List of academic statistical associations
*List of important publications in statistics
*List of scientific journals in statistics
*List of graphical methods
*List of statistical packages
*List of statisticians
*Glossary of probability and statistics
*Notation in probability and statistics

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