The Purpose of Descriptive Statistics in Human Growth and Development Research


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What is the difference between categorical and continuous measurements?

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1. What is the definition of central tendency?

2. All of the following are uses of a contingency table, EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of descriptive statistics in human growth and development research. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the two types of measurements in descriptive statistics as well as knowing what descriptive statistics are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Two types of measurements in descriptive statistics
  • When a contingency table is used
  • What a standard deviation involves

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about descriptive statistics
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding descriptive statistics and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related descriptive statistics lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to summarize data, review the corresponding lesson The Purpose of Descriptive Statistics in Human Growth and Development Research. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what raw data is
  • Understand what descriptive statistics can do with raw data
  • Identify the two types of descriptive statistics and their characteristics
  • Describe the role a contingency table plays in categorical measurements
  • Appreciate the two aspects involved when summarizing continuous results