Summarising data
Investigating and comparing data distributions
General Mathematics: Units 1 and 2
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Introduction
Welcome
Learning objectives
Recap of past learning
The mean
Example: The mean
The median
The median: Odd number of data items
The median: Even number of data items
Finding the position of the median
Example of finding the median
Comparing the median and the mean
The range
Example of finding the range
The interquartile range
Example: The interquartile range
Standard deviation
What is the standard deviation: A detailed introduction
Finding the standard deviation by hand
Using the CAS to find the standard deviation
Summary
This is another video in the General Maths Units 1 and 2 course. This one looks at how we can use summary statistics to summarise data. I take a look the how to find the mean (and what that actually means). We look at finding the median for both odd and even numbers of data items. The range follows with a discussion about how this isn't a great measure of anything. I look at a comparison between the median and the mean and which is the best to use before heading into the excitement which is the Interquartile range. Finally I look at what the standard deviation is and how we find it using pencil and paper and CAS. There are a number of worked examples and all the theory is explained in my own unique style!
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