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Word count: 3,151 2 "Information is all around us -often in such great quantities that we are unable to make sense of it. A set of data can be represented by a few summary characteristics that may reveal or conceal important aspects of it. Statistics is a form of mathematics that develops useful ways for organizing and analyzing large amounts of data." AAAS (1990, p. 137) Abstract: With the increased accessibility of information in our society, databases have become a common way to organize anddoi:10.2307/4451809 fatcat:lwecibwljjdh3jtkrgtd4vkfvu