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Stats cheat sheet 1

# Stats cheat sheet 1 - Who what is being studied individual...

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Who: what is being studied, individual cases What : the variables Relative frequency table : displays percentages instead of counts Area principle: area occupied by a part of the graph should correspond to its value Bar chart : displays the distribution of a categorical variable Relative frequency: shows percentages Contingency table : shows how individuals are distributed along each variable Histogram: shows distribution of quantitative variables Stem and leaf : shows individual values (having a key is very important) Marginal distribution: the frequency distribution of variables Dot plot : dot along axis for each data point Segmented Bar Chart: treats each bar as a whole and divides it up proportionally into segments corresponding to the percentage of each group Simpson’s paradox: When averages are taken between numbers that cannot be evenly averaged – unfair averaging When describing, always use shape, center, and spread - humps in histogram are called modes (unimodal, bimodal, multimodal, uniform) - symmetric, or skewed (Graphs are skewed towards the tail) - mention outliers - median is resistant to outliers Interquartile Range (IQR)= Q3 – Q1 Measures of Center: Use mean when graph is symmetric, median when skewed Measures of Spread: Use standard deviation when graph is symmetric, IQR when skewed, range can also be used to generally describe data Fences of Box plot = Q1 - 1.5IQR (lower fence) Q3 + 1.5IQR (upper fence) Z score = (y-mean of y)/STD - 68-95-99.7 Rule- 68% of values lay within -1STD - 1STD, 95 lay between -2 – 2 STDs, 99.7% lay within 3 STDs Standard deviation = ( - ) - y y 2n 1 5 Number Summary: Includes Min, Q1, Median, Q3, Max

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