Skewness in Statistics: Definition, Formula & Example

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In a normal data distribution with a symmetric bell curve, what is the skewness?

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1.

Find the skew of this data set:

1,2,3,4,5,6

2. In the graph indicating a negative distribution and skewed bell curve, what do A, B and C represent, respectively?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn what you know about skewness in statistics with these study assessments. Answer quiz questions on areas of focus that include finding the skewness in a normal data distribution with a symmetric bell curve and the skew of a data set.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study resources to find out how well you know how to:

  • Interpret what data represent on a given graph of a negative distribution and skewed bell curve
  • Find the skew of test scores
  • Identify the skew of a given data set

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will help you to practice the following:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about points on a graph that shows a negative distribution and skewed bell curve
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve skewness in statistics practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the skewness in a normal data distribution with a symmetric bell curve

Additional Learning

This lesson will help you gain a better understanding of skewness in statistics. The lesson is named Skewness in Statistics: Definition, Formula & Example and it will cover the following objectives:

  • Understand the importance of calculating skewness in statistics
  • Analyze data distribution of student incomes
  • Explain the properties of skewed bell curves
  • Recognize the difference between negative and positive skews
  • Assess the standard deviation formula
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