Standard Deviation in Psychology: Formula & Definition

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A standard deviation is a statistic that calculates what?

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1. A standard deviation is how a set of data is plotted around the _________.

2. The standard deviation of a data set that equals zero indicates all values are what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ensure that you understand what the standard deviation calculates if you hope to pass this short quiz. You'll also need a solid understanding of data sets in order to do well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you can answer questions on the following:

  • What standard deviation calculates
  • How standard deviation is plotted
  • Standard deviation of a data set that equals zero
  • What standard deviation data sets are dispersed around
  • Standard deviation(s) in 68% of a data set

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about statistics and data sets and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on standard deviation in psychology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about plotting data sets

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this concept by reviewing the associated lesson titled Standard Deviation in Psychology: Formula & Definition. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what standard deviation is
  • Understand how standard deviation relates to a calculated norm or standard
  • Examine high and low standard deviation
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