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**"Statistician"**One versed in statistics; one who collects and classifies facts for statistics.

Someone who works on trial results to find out whether they have happened by chance, or whether one treatment is really better than another. Also work out how many people are needed to take part in a trial and put them into groups at random.

Someone who studies statistics and math. NASS employs two different types of statisticians, agricultural and mathematical. Agricultural statisticians are also called Ag stats. They take classes in mathematics, statistics, and agriculture. Ag stats normally have experience in farming. They usually collect and analyze data as well as set estimates. Mathematical statisticians or Math stats must have more classes in math and statistics than Ag Stats. Math stats determine the samples to be used and research ways to improve estimates.

a person skilled in the orderly and effective presentation of large masses of facts

a person who draws a mathematically precise line from an unwarranted assumption to a foregone conclusion

a professional who dilegently collects facts and data and then carefully draws confusions about them

a man, who with his head in an oven and his feet in an ice bucket, will say that on the average he feels fine

a person who, if his head was in an oven and his feet were ice, would say that on the average he feels fine

an actuary with a pulse

a man who comes to the rescue of figures that cannot lie for themselves