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Value

any measure applied to an individual as opposed to a population

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Population measure

measure applied to a population as opposed to an individual

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Sample statistic

an estimate of a population parameter

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Normal distribution

the statistical distribution that appears graphically as a symmetric, bell-shaped curve

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Mode

the most frequently occurring value(s) in a distribution (data set)

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Median

the midpoint, or physical center, of a distribution (data set) when the values are arranged sequentially

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Mean

the sum of the measurements (values) divided by the number of measurements (values)

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Range

the difference between the largest and smallest observation on individuals in a population

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Variation

the difference among individuals in a population

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Distribution of averages

average effect of many genes

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Measures of Central Tendency (3)

mean
median
mode

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Measures of Variation (3)

range
variance
standard deviation

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Variance

measure of variation

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Standard deviation

mathematical measure of variation that can be thought of as an average deviation from the mean
square root of the variance