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Sum of Squares: Definition & Application

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An experiment is performed and the sum of squares is calculated. Which of the following sum of squares values would indicate the smallest amount of variability in the data?

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1. An experiment is performed and the sum of squares is calculated. Which of the following sum of squares values would indicate the largest amount of variability in the data?

2.

Calculate the sum of squares for the following data set:

20

23

28

32

30

24

20

23

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Statistics can be difficult to understand, and one thing that can help is learning the different components and steps. For example, sums of squares are often not used by themselves, but they're a step to finding the values of other statistics. Use this assessment to test your understanding of how to calculate and interpret sums of squares.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment, you will be tested on the following:

  • How sums of squares represent variability
  • Your abilities at calculating sums of squares
  • How sums of squares are used

Skills Practiced

Some important skills covered in this assessment include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the values of sums of squares and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how sums of squares are used in other statistical analysis
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to calculate sums of squares

Additional Learning

The material covered in this assessment is also covered in the lesson Sum of Squares: Definition & Application. This short lesson will help you review:

  • What sums of squares are
  • The equation used to calculate them
  • Tables used in the calculation
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