Descriptive Statistics

Descriptive Statistics

Descriptive statistics are used by researchers to summarize and “describe” data found during research. Typically researchers deal with lots of data and descriptive statistics provide a way for the researchers to summarize the main properties of a large group of data into just a few numbers. This lets the researcher show what the data are without tons and tons of numbers. Some examples of descriptive statistics are frequency distributions, measures of center (i.e., mean, median, mode), range, and standard deviation. (This is not a complete list of descriptive stats)

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