Frequency Distributions: Definition & Types


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You gathered data at a clinic and entered your results into the frequency table shown below. A research journal wants to know how many people at the clinic have either depression or anxiety. Which of the following would you report to the journal?

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1. Which of the following is a histogram also known by?

2. You gathered data at a clinic and entered your results into the frequency table shown below. Which of the following is the percentage of patients you found to have schizophrenia (round to the nearest tenth if necessary)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will be tested on the types of distributions and the characteristics of a frequency distribution through these practice assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The items in this quiz and worksheet test:

  • The usage of Histograms
  • What the relationship between variable size and total sample is called
  • The definition of frequency distribution

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the pertinent information on why a cumulative percentage may be used from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define frequency distribution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of frequency distributions to answer questions about the types of distributions and when to use them

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Frequency Distributions: Definition & Types is also available should you need to read more about this subject. The material this lesson cover will assist you in meeting these objectives:

  • Define the types of frequency distributions
  • Differentiate between the three types that are discussed
  • Understand when to use each type of distribution
  • Understand the importance of frequency percentage in visual distributions