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Median calculation

L + (.5N - Nb /nw)i

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Percentile calculation

Nw(X - L) + (Nb *i) / Ni

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X value from a %

L + (. %N - Nb / nw)i

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Properties of variance /SD as a measure of variability

Always +
If all the scores are the same these values will be 0
Variance is more sensitive to deviations from the mean, since the values are squared

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Stem and leaf

Combines elements of a histogram, freq distribution, and cum freq that retains more detailed information about the data

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Cum freq

Distribution where the entry for a score value is the sum of all the freqs at that value plus all the scores below it

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Validity

How well a study or measure does what it is supposed to do. It's the extent in which the measurement accurately reflects the conceptual variable being measured

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Variance

The degree of variability in a group of scores, found by squaring the deviations about the mean and dividing by the number of scores in the distribution

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Normal distribution characteristics

Bell-shaped, unimodal, mean mdn and mode all have the same value, theoretical distribution based on a population od infinite # of cases, the tails are asymptotic (never reach 0), symmetrical about the central point having an equal # of cases about and below

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Fourth-spread

25-75% Range of scores in the middle half of the batch