# What Are Descriptive Statistics? - Definition and Uses

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### The mean is influenced by:

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### 2. Standard deviation tells you:

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By using this quiz and worksheet combo, you will gain practice in understanding the most basic statistics used to give a summary of data and how each is different. Key concepts to watch for include what the mean is influenced by and how to calculate standard deviation.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, your understanding of the following concepts will be tested:

• Descriptive statistics that show the spread of the data
• Calculating the median
• What an outlier is

## Skills Practiced

In addition, you will be able to practice the following skills:

• Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of outliers
• Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what influences the mean and interpret it correctly
• Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding statistics that depict how data is spread out