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same for both groups. The spread is similar in the middle 50 percent of the data, but the
smallest 25 percent and the largest 25 percent are more spread out for the faculty
members than for students.
Students should comment on at least two of center (mean, median, or general location),
variation, or shape. The statements should be correct and clear and suitable for the
Example: Although some faculty negotiated the obstacle course quickly, in general
students tended to have shorter completion times. (location) The student completion
times, ranging from 3.75 minutes to 16.5 minutes, were more consistent than the faculty
times, which ranged from 4.5 minutes to 25 minutes. (variation) Many students and
faculty finished relatively quickly, but the slower half of each group tended to spread out.
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