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numbers of data
The initial data gathered that has not yet been graphed, organized, or analyzed.
A summary chart, showing how frequently each of the various scores in a set of data occurs
A graph that uses line segments to show changes that occur over time
comparative line graph
multiple lines on a graph
A graph of data where the entire circle represents the whole or 100%
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area
A relatively small proportion of people who are chosen in a survey so as to be representative of the whole.
measure of central tendency
mean, median, mode
Combines two sets of scores and then finds the overall mean for the combined group.
the middle value in a given class interval
The middle number in a set of numbers that are listed in order
ordered array, or list
listing the numbers in order from lowest to highest
A distribution having two distinct peaks
Distance between highest and lowest scores in a set of data.
A computed measure of how much scores vary around the mean score.
the symmetrical bell-shaped curve that describes the distribution of many physical and psychological attributes. Most scores fall near the average, and fewer and fewer scores lie near the extremes.
used to study the increase in prices over time and can be used to compare two items
consumer price index (CPI)
An average of the prices of the goods and services purchased by the typical urban family of four.
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