- Statistics: The practice or science of collecting and analyzing numerical data in large quantities, especially for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample.
- Data: The quantities, characters, or symbols on which operations are performed by a computer, being stored and transmitted in the form of electrical signals and recorded on magnetic, optical, or mechanical recording media.
Aside form my consulting work, I service as the head of corporate design for a large company here in Pennsylvania. I had a discussion with one of my fellow coworkers over a project involving infographics.The “heated discussion” arose when I received stacks of data information and no idea what proper procedures to use to form them into Statistics. Also, it’s not my specific duty to analyze the data. After thirty minutes of back and forth with a person who does not know graphic design, I got him to understand the difference between Stats vs Data in relation to creating infographics. Let start by defining each: