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# What Are Frequency Distribution and Cumulative Frequency Distribution, and How Do I Create Them?

### What Are Frequency Distribution and Cumulative Frequency Distribution, and How Do I Create Them?

Afrequency distribution is a summary of raw data that indicates how often each data point occurs. It is a method for organizing a set of raw data into class intervals, which can then be used to create a histogram. A histogram is a visual representation of a frequency distribution.

Here are 25 scores followed by the steps necessary to create a frequency distribution.

20

24

11

10

2

1

15

23

13

11

1

4

20

13

1

4

13

23

17

14

1

3

5

4

3

• Select a class interval or a range of scores into which each data point can be placed. Try to have 5–10 class intervals. In this example, we’ll use a class interval of five values so the intervals are 0–4, 5–9, 10–14, 15–19, and 20–24.
• Now, using a two-column table, count ...