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Displaying & Interpreting Data - Chapter Summary
In this engaging chapter, our instructors outline the display and interpretation of data. The lessons cover topics like constructing graphs from data, as well as interpreting and reading stem-and-leaf plots and box-and-whisker plots. Once you finish these lessons, you should be prepared to:
- Read and interpret the data provided in a pictograph or bar graph
- Give an example of the use of histograms in math
- Describe the process used to create scatterplots
- Understand the data provided in a line graph
- Explain what makes a graph misleading
- Detail the equation used for line of best fit
- Define interpolation as it's used in statistics
You don't need to worry about understanding challenging subjects when you have the help of these user-friendly learning materials. Our lessons are concise, easy to follow and have been written by expert instructors to make your study experience the best it can be. In order to ensure you're ready to move on to other topics, take the short quiz provided with each lesson to check your comprehension.
1. How to Construct Graphs from Data
This video describes how to create a line graph and explains the four main parts that graphs need to contain: 1. previously collected data, 2. picture representations, 3. use of the correct graph type, and 4. labels. This lesson also covers dependent and independent variables.
2. Reading & Interpreting Stem-and-Leaf Plots
Stem-and-leaf plots? No, we are not going to study plants. In this lesson, you will learn what a stem-and-leaf plot is, how to read one, and how to interpret it. You will become a pro in no time!
3. Read, Interpret & Construct Box-and-Whisker Plots
Box-and-whisker plots may be different than the other graphs you've learned about. Instead of showing the quantity of data, they help us figure out how spread out a set of data is. Learn how to make and read one, then test your skills with a short quiz.
4. Reading & Interpreting Pictographs
Imagine reading chart after chart of the same dry information. Now imagine if that information could be presented with images and in only one chart. Much better, right? That's exactly what pictographs allow us to do.
5. Reading & Interpreting Bar Graphs
In this lesson, you will learn about the parts of a bar graph and what they mean. You will look at the title, labels, and bars of data, and then you can practice reading and interpreting a sample bar graph.
6. What is a Histogram in Math? - Definition & Examples
Watch this video lesson to see how useful a histogram can be when you need to show a bunch of data in an easy to read format. Also, learn how you can easily gather the information you need from looking at a histogram.
7. Creating & Interpreting Scatterplots: Process & Examples
Scatterplots are a great visual representation of two sets of data. In this lesson, you will learn how to interpret bivariate data to create scatterplots and understand the relationship between the two variables.
8. Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs
Watch this video lesson to find out how useful line graphs can be and how much information you can gain just from looking at one. Learn how you can apply that information in your own life to help you make better decisions.
9. Misleading Graphs: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of misleading graphs and explore some examples to see how and why they are produced. Following the lesson, you'll have a chance to test your own understanding of misleading graphs.
10. Line of Best Fit: Definition, Equation & Examples
Linear graphs are a terrific way to see a trend when comparing any two factors. A line of best fit is the trendline that best fits the data set. In this lesson, we will see how the line of best fit helps to predict future events.
11. Interpolation in Statistics: Definition, Formula & Example
Interpolation is a useful mathematical and statistical tool used to estimate values between two points. In this lesson, you will learn about this tool, its formula and how to use it.
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