Describing Data Vocabulary
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A collection of related data collected from a single source.
A function which is used to represent a problem, and which can be used to solve the problem.
This is the slope of a horizontal line. The line has no vertical change between each horizontal change.
This is the sum of all the results included in the sample, divided by the number of observations.
This is the relationship between two sets of data.
In a set of data, if there is no clear pattern to the points when graphed on a coordinate plane, we say there is no relative __________.
The amount of increase or decrease in a function.
A graph that is represented by points connected by segments.
These are statistics that describe the center of a distribution: mean, median, mode. The measure central ________.
This is the straight path connecting two points and extending infinitely in both directions.
This is the process of predicting values for points which occur BETWEEN those given in a set of bivariate data.
This is an arrangement of data, usually in rows and columns. It is called a __________.
This is the difference between the maximum and the minimum value in a data set.
To look at known values and make an estimation based on observations.
When gathering information for research, we say we are collecting _________.
To continue a given pattern to a desired number of terms.
This is a point at which a graph intersects the y-axis.
This is what you do when you use information or data to make an informed guess about what will happen in the future.
The output of a function or relation. The set of y-values that a graph is defined on.
Numbers or facts that describe something. It can be numerical, counted, or descriptive.
The spread of the middle 50% of the data.
A graph used to characterize the frequency of measurements or summarize the distributions of a variable.
This is the most frequently occurring element in a set.