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Part I: Descriptive Statistics > Measures of Location and Spread

Chapter 3. Measures of Location and Spread

Now that we have the data at our disposal, maybe classified, and possibly the corresponding frequency distributions computed as well, it is time to retrieve the information using some concise measures. Generally, there are two possible ways to do this. In this chapter, one of the two ways is presented: the computation of key numbers conveying specific information about the data. The alternative, the graphical representation, will be presented in the next chapter. As key numbers we will introduce measures for the center and location of the data as well as measures for the spread of the data.


  

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