Outlier in Statistics: Definition & Explanation


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Which is not a common source of outliers?

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1. Which of the statements is true regarding the following data set: 50, 34, 45,34,43, 96, 36, 42, 33, 39, 51, 31?

2. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of outliers in statistics. Topics on the quiz include common sources of outliers and the removal of outliers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition and characteristics of outliers
  • Removal of outliers
  • Common sources of outliers

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about outliers in statistics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the outlier in a given set of numbers

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Outlier in Statistics: Definition & Explanation, which covers the following topics:

  • Where outliers come from
  • How to detect outliers
  • Using histograms and scatter plots
  • Reading a number line
  • Definition of the interquartile range