Skewed Distribution: Examples & Definition


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What does positively skewed mean?

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1. What does negatively skewed mean?

2. Which of the following statements is true regarding positively skewed distributions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Distribution is said to be skewed when data points cluster more toward one side of the scale than the other, which creates an asymmetrical curve. The questions on the quiz will test you on the meaning of positively and negatively skewed distributions, as well as the general concept of skewed distributions of data.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Your understanding of negative and positive distributions
  • The definition and characteristics of skewed distributions

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on skewed distribution from the related lesson on this topic
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as negative and positive distribution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about negatively and positively skewed distributions

Additional Learning

To learn more about skewed distribution, review the accompanying lesson Skewed Distribution: Examples & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define skewed distributions
  • Differentiate between positively and negatively skewed distributions
  • Understand the characteristics of negative and positive distributions
  • Define mean, median, and mode as they relate to distributions