# Data Analysis and Statistical Questions

## What are statistical questions and how do they differ from non-statistical inquiries?

Statistical questions are questions that can be answered by collecting data and where the data is expected to vary. On the other hand, non-statistical inquiries require specific, unique answers that do not involve data collection.

Statistical questions are those that allow for a range of responses due to the variability of data. For example, "How many miles do you live from school?" is a statistical question because the distance can vary between individuals. In contrast, non-statistical inquiries involve providing a single, specific answer that is not based on data collection.

When dealing with statistical questions, it's important to consider the variability of responses and the need to gather data to address the question effectively.