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Describing Data: Summary Measures. Measures of Central Location Mean, Median, Mode Measures of Variation Range, Variance and Standard Deviation Measures of Association Covariance and Correlation. Mean. It is the Arithmetic Average of data values:

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Describing data summary measures

Describing Data: Summary Measures

Measures of Central Location

Mean, Median, Mode

Measures of Variation

Range, Variance and Standard Deviation

Measures of Association

Covariance and Correlation


Describing data summary measures

Mean

  • It is the Arithmetic Average of data values:

  • The Most Common Measure of Central Tendency

  • Affected by Extreme Values (Outliers)

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Mean = 5

Mean = 6


Median

Median

  • Important Measure of Central Tendency

  • In an ordered array, the median is the

  • “middle” number.

    • If n is odd, the median is the middle number.

    • If n is even, the median is the average of the 2

    • middle numbers.

  • Not Affected by Extreme Values

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Median = 5

Median = 5


Describing data summary measures

Mode

  • A Measure of Central Tendency

  • Value that Occurs Most Often

  • Not Affected by Extreme Values

  • There May Not be a Mode

  • There May be Several Modes

  • Used for Either Numerical or Categorical Data

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No Mode

Mode = 9


Measures of variability

Measures Of Variability

Variation

Variance

Standard Deviation

Coefficient of Variation

Range

Population

Variance

Population

Standard

Deviation

Sample

Variance

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Deviation


Describing data summary measures

The Range

  • Measure of Variation

  • Difference Between Largest & Smallest

  • Observations:

  • Range =

  • Ignores How Data Are Distributed:

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Range = 12 - 7 = 5

Range = 12 - 7 = 5

7 8 9 10 11 12

7 8 9 10 11 12


Describing data summary measures

Variance

  • Important Measure of Variation

  • Shows Variation About the Mean:

  • For the Population:

  • For the Sample:

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For the Population: use N in the denominator.

For the Sample : use n - 1 in the denominator.


Describing data summary measures

Standard Deviation

  • Most Important Measure of Variation

  • Shows Variation About the Mean:

  • For the Population:

  • For the Sample:

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Describing data summary measures

Sample Standard Deviation

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Data:10 12 14 15 17 18 18 24

n = 8 Mean =16

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Sample Standard Deviation= 4.2426


Describing data summary measures

Comparing Standard Deviations

Data A

Mean = 15.5

s = 3.338

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Data B

Mean = 15.5

s = .9258

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Data C

Mean = 15.5

s = 4.57

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21


Coefficient of variation

Coefficient of Variation

  • Measure of Relative Variation

  • Always a %

  • Shows Variation Relative to Mean

  • Used to Compare 2 or More Groups

  • Formula ( for Sample):


Comparing coefficient of variation

Comparing Coefficient of Variation

  • Stock A: Average Price last year = $50

  • Standard Deviation = $5

  • Stock B: Average Price last year = $100

  • Standard Deviation = $5

Coefficient of Variation:

Stock A: CV = 10%

Stock B: CV = 5%


Shape

Shape

  • Describes How Data Are Distributed

  • Measures of Shape:

  • Symmetric or skewed

Right-Skewed

Left-Skewed

Symmetric

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Median

Mode

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Mode

Mode

Median

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