In an increasingly data-driven world, it is more important than ever for students as well as professionals to better understand basic statistical concepts. 100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics addresses the essential questions that students ask about statistics in a concise and accessible way. It is perfect for instructors, students, and practitioners as a supplement to more comprehensive materials, or as a desk reference with quick answers to the most frequently asked questions.

What Is an Example of How the Range Can Be Used?

What Is an Example of How the Range Can Be Used?

While the range is simple to compute and understand, what the range represents takes on different meanings and importance depending upon the context in which this measure of variability is used.

Three researchers publishing in Gifted Child Quarterly examined the range of reading fluency and comprehension scores of 1,149 students in 5 diverse elementary schools, including a school identified as a gifted-and-talented magnet school. Their results show how valuable a measure like the range can be.

The results revealed a range in reading comprehension across all schools of 9.2 grade levels in Grade 3, 11.3 in Grade 4, and 11.6 in Grade 5. These researchers also found a wide range of oral reading fluency scores ...

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