What do you understand by the word “statistics” in:
(a) Singular form
(B) Plural form
The word statistics is used in both its singular and plural senses.
(a) In singular sense, statistics may be defined as the science of collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of numerical data.
(b) In plural sense, statistics means numerical facts or observations collected with definite purpose.
For Example: Income and expenditure of persons in a particular locality, number of persons in a particular locality, number of males and females in a particular town are statistics.