With an emphasis on description, examples, graphs and displays rather than statistical formulae, this book is the ideal introductory guide for students across the social sciences.

Averages and Percentiles

In this and the following chapter, we will look at ways of describing the characteristics of a set of continuous data. We have already started to investigate the distribution of data by drawing graphs such as histograms; now we will learn how to describe the distribution of a set of data statistically, ...

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