What Is Descriptive Statistics? - Examples & Concept


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You are given the following data set: 6, 3, 5, 2, 6, 4, 9. Which of the following statements is NOT true about the data set?

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1. Which of the following is not a measure of dispersion?

2. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Descriptive statistics are useful tools in psychological research, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their application.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the implications and characteristics of:

  • Data sets
  • Measures of dispersion
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Calculating the variance of a data set

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between mathematical terms that are and aren't measures of dispersion
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of descriptive statistics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the variance of a data set

Additional Learning

To learn more about descriptive statistics, review the accompanying lesson, What are Descriptive Statistics? - Examples and Concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define descriptive statistics and understand their function in psychology
  • Familiarize yourself with a list of descriptive statistics
  • Define mean, median, mode and range and differentiate between them
  • Understand what constitutes standard deviation and variance