# Chapter 1: An Introduction to Analyzing Statistical Data

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## Introduction

In order to talk about statistics we must first learn some of the important words and vocabulary involved in analyzing statistical data. Of course, definitions and vocabulary are meant to be used, so in this Chapter we will immediately begin analyzing data: we will look at different ways to measure the center of a data set, as well as measure the spread or variation of a data set. You will also learn some other ways of summarizing data such as using percentiles.

## Chapter Outline

- 1.1. Introduction to Data and Measurement Issues
- 1.2. Levels of Measurement
- 1.3. Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
- 1.4. Summary Statistics, Summarizing Univariate Distributions
- 1.5. Measures of Spread and Dispersion

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## Summary

This Chapter begins with an introduction to definitions of statistical terms. The main concepts are the discovery of the different measures of center and spread. Additional ways of summarizing data such as percentiles are covered as well.

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## Description

This chapter familiarizes students with data analysis. Related topics covered are classifying variables, measures of central tendency, and measures of spread.

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Sep 26, 2013## Last Modified:

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