OpenStudy (cookie1544):

A horticulturist plants ten saplings each of 20 different types of plants in his garden. He wants to observe the growth pattern in these samples so that he can later plant them in larger quantities in the community garden. What kind of data analysis would he be using by doing so? Descriptive data analysis Sequential data analysis Inferential data analysis

OpenStudy (kawaii_potato):

Well Descriptive statistics is the term given to the analysis of data that helps describe, show or summarize data in a meaningful way such that, for example, patterns might emerge from the data. Descriptive statistics do not, however, allow us to make conclusions beyond the data we have analysed or reach conclusions regarding any hypotheses we might have made. They are simply a way to describe our data.

OpenStudy (nincompoop):

descriptive analysis is mostly a forward analysis that will involve inferential in the case of your problem, we always want to start with descriptive growth pattern is measured by height rather than using the words short, medium or tall