Syllabus - Theory


  • Definition of statistics, scope of fisheries statistics.
  • Basic concepts of population and sample, random sampling.
  • Collection of data; census enumeration and sample surveys, their advantages and disadvantages, preparation of schedules and questionnaires;
  • Classification of data, frequency and cumulative frequency table.
  • Diagrammatic and graphical representation of data - bar diagrams, pie-diagram, histogram, frequency polygon, frequency curve and Ogive;
  • Important measures of central tendency - arithmetic mean, media ;and mode, relative merits and demerits of these measures.
  • Important measures of dispersion -range, mean deviation, variance and standard deviation, relative merits and demerits of these measures; relative measures of dispersion - coefficient of variation;
  • Measures of skewness and kurtosis.
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