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- Uses for descriptive statistics
- Frequency distributions
- Measures of central tendency, including mean, median and mode
- Measures of variability, including range, variance and standard deviation
1. What Are Descriptive Statistics? - Definition and Uses
This lesson is a simple walk-through of the common types of descriptive statistics and why they are important for understanding psychological research. You will likely be familiar with many of them but some you may not be.
2. Frequency Distributions: Definition & Types
This lesson explores the process of creating frequency distributions and histograms to give readers of your future scientific articles a numerical or visual way to understand the data you have presented.
3. Mean, Median & Mode: Measures of Central Tendency
By describing the data using central tendency, a researcher and reader can understand what the typical score looks like. In this lesson, we will explore in more detail these measures of central tendency and how they relate to samples and populations.
4. Measures of Variability: Range, Variance & Standard Deviation
Looking specifically at range, variance, and standard deviation, this lesson explores the relationship between these measures and samples, populations, and what it says about your data.
5. What Is Descriptive Statistics? - Examples & Concept
Descriptive statistics are used to summarize data. Learn about the different kinds of descriptive statistics, the ways in which they differ from inferential statistics, how they are calculated, and more.
6. Perceptual Set: Definition and Examples
Perceptual set is our tendency to interpret things in certain ways based on previous experiences. This lesson explains perceptual set, provide examples, and ends with a quiz to determine what you have learned.
7. What is Bioinformatics?
Have you ever heard of bioinformatics? In short, it's a branch of biology that uses computer science, statistics, math, and engineering to understand biological processes. Read this lesson to learn more.
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