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Looking at Spread
In the previous post Two Statisticians in a Battlefield, we discussed the importance of reporting a spread in addition to an average when describing data. In this post we look at three specific notions of spread. They are measures that … Continue reading
Comparing Growth Charts
Suppose both an 8year old boy and a 10year old boy are 54 inches tall (four feet six inches). Physically they are of the same heights. But a better way to compare is to find out where each boy stands … Continue reading
When Bill Gates Walks into a Bar
The mean of a data set is obtained by summing the data elements in the data set and divided by the total number of data elements (what most people think of as average). The median of a data set is … Continue reading