Chapter 2 words

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an observation that is well outside of the expected range of values in a study or experiment, and which is often discarded from the data set:

a measure that quantifies the distance a data point is from the mean of a data set.

something that may or does vary or change; a variable feature or factor.

to shorten (a number) by dropping a digit or digits:

to have a general tendency, as events, conditions, etc.

another word used in describing variability of data

when data appears to have a tendency away from a normal distribution.

the value found by calculating the difference between the maximum and minimum data values.

quantitative
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of or relating to the describing or measuring of quantity.

quantitative
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pertaining to or concerned with quality or qualities.

Pareto Chart
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a bar graph that places the categories in decreasing order of frequencies.

another word for average

most occurring value or data result

the number of times a value recurs in a unit change of the independent variable of a given function.

5-number-summary
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data includes minimum, lower quartile, median, upper quartile, and maximum data point.

discrete variable
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a variable that may assume only a countable, and usually finite, number of values.

continuous varible
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A variable that could assume an infinite amount of values even if given a specific range of values.


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