Statistics II For Dummies
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After data has been collected, the first step in analyzing it is to crunch some descriptive statistics to get an initial feeling for the data. For example:

  • Where is the center of the data located?

  • How spread out are the data?

  • How correlated are the data from two variables?

The most common descriptive statistics are in the following table, along with their formulas and a short description of what each one measures.


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