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descriptive statistics

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the use of statistics to organize and present data in a study in an informative way that describes the basic features of the data and enables analysis.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

... statistics Statistics that summarize the characteristics of a particular sample such as the attitude of a group towards aggression. Compare inferential statistics...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... statistics n. Summaries of numerical data that make them more easily interpretable, including especially the mean , variance , standard deviation , range , standard error of the mean, kurtosis , and skewness of a set of scores. The correlations between variables are also considered to be descriptive statistics by most statisticians. Compare inferential statistics...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (8 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Medicine and health
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33 words

... statistics [dis- kript -iv] n. the use of statistics to organize and present data in a study in an informative way that describes the basic features of the data and enables...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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2016
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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48 words

... statistics ( univariate statistics ) The branch of statistics that provides marketing researchers with a summary of the available data. Usually a single variable is analysed alone, such as the mean age of the consumers of a product or the consumption level of a type of...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (6 ed.)

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2021

...descriptive statistics The part of the subject of statistics concerned with describing the basic statistical features of a set of observations . Simple numerical summaries, using notions such as mean , range , and standard deviation , together with appropriate diagrams such as histograms , are used to present an overall impression of the...

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
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58 words

...descriptive statistics Summary measures that describe various characteristics of a set of data. Measures of central tendency include the mean , median , and mode . Measures of dispersion include the range , standard deviation , and variance . The relation between two or more variables can be described by the covariance and the correlation coefficient ....

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
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260 words

...charts to communicate visually the pattern of how data are distributed. Spatial descriptive statistics can be used to describe the characteristics of point patterns, line, areas, and volumes. With respect to point patterns these might include the mean centre, median centre, standard distance (the average distance from points to the mean centre), and standard deviation ellipse (the variance in the distribution of data points). Further reading Lee, J. (2009), ‘Statistics, descriptive’, in International Encyclopedia of Human Geography . Kitchin, R. and Tate,...

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A Dictionary of Business Research Methods

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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71 words

... statistics The elementary statistical characteristics of a set of data relating to observations of a variable or variables. Includes: measures of central tendency ( mean , median , and mode ); and measures of dispersion ( standard deviation , variance , range , minimum , and maximum ). Inferences should not normally be drawn from these alone. See also inferential ...

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(dis-kript-iv)the use of statistics to organize and present data in a study in an informative way that describes the basic features of the data and enables analysis.
South Asian Genealogy

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Abi Husainy

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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3,254 words
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Oxford University Press

...in India. See M. A. Hukk , H. Ethe , and E. Robertson , A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library (1925). In most of Pakistan the reporting of births is not mandatory. It can be difficult to find records in rural areas. Major losses of records include the fires of 1948 , which engulfed the vast majority of the collections of vital statistics for the municipality of Karachi. The Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Director of Health Statistics in a municipality are the most likely sources for many types...

Scandinavian Family Names

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Olav Veka and Lennart Ryman

Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Names studies
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3,904 words
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Oxford University Press

...surname, rather than Einarsen . In Norway today, the most common surname type is the habitational name from a farmstead, names that reflect the varied natural landscape with a finely tuned descriptive vocabulary. Of the 100 most common Norwegian surnames, forty-two are of the farmstead type and fifty-eight are patronymics. Patronymics top the population statistics, however, as the thirteen most widely used names. A good quarter of the Norwegian people have a patronymic surname, while most of the others, slightly fewer than three-quarters, have a farmstead...

Czech Family Names

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Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
4,083 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...house numbers. Examples are Anděl (owner or inhabitant of a house called ‘The Angel’; see Andel ), Kotva from a house called ‘The Anchor’), Závojský (from a house with a sign depicting a veil), Voclslon (from a house called vod Slona ‘at the sign of the Elephant’). Descriptive Epithets and Nicknames Another group consists of appellatives (i.e. common nouns, adjectives, verbs, particles, and interjections). It is quite diverse, encompassing the world of old Bohemia and its inhabitants—personal and social life, the natural environment, work, and...

inferential statistics

inferential statistics  

(in-fer-en-shăl)the use of statistics to make inferences or predictions about a population based on the data collected from a small sample drawn from that population.
range

range  

The spread of values of a set of data. The range is the difference between the maximum and minimum values and is a measure of the dispersion of a set of values. See also descriptive statistics.
Statistical Analysis

Statistical Analysis  

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Archaeology
Descriptive and inferential statistics often assist archaeologists in interpreting artifacts and patterns discovered during survey and excavation. The conclusions reached from these methods come from ...
frequency polygon

frequency polygon  

In descriptive statistics, a line graph showing the relationship between the values of scores, usually on the horizontal axis, and their frequencies of occurrence, usually on the vertical axis.
statistics

statistics  

Quantitative data on any subject, usually collected with a purpose such as recording performance of bodies for comparison, or for public record and which can then be analysed by a variety of ...
Goodman-Kruskal lambda

Goodman-Kruskal lambda  

In descriptive statistics, a measure of the degree of similarity between binary or dichotomous variables. It provides an index, on a scale ranging from 0 to 1, of the presence or absence of a ...
gamma statistic

gamma statistic  

In descriptive statistics, an index of association between two variables measured on ordinal scales. If two pairs of scores are examined, they must either be concordant, in the sense that the one ...
range

range  

In descriptive statistics, a crude measure of the degree of dispersion, variability, or scatter in a group of scores, defined as the difference between the highest and lowest score in the group. ...

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