Flashcards in Exam 1 Definitions Part 2 Deck (12):

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## Descriptive statistics

### Summarize or describe the important characteristics of a known set of population data

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## Inferential statistics

### Use sample data to make inferences about a population

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## Center

### A representative or average value that indicates where the middle of the data set is located

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## Variation

### A measure of the amount that the values vary among themselves

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## Distribution

### The nature or shape of the distribution of data

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## Outliers

### Sample values that lie very far away from the vast majority of other sample values

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## Time

### Changing characteristics of the data over time

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## Frequency table

### Lists classes of values,along with frequencies of the number of values that fall into each class

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## Lower class limits

### Are the smallest numbers that can actually belong to different classes

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## Upper class limits

### Are the largest numbers that can actually belong to different classes

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## Class boundaries

### Are the numbers used to separate classes,but without the gaps created by class limits

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