Measures of Spread

  • Allan J. Rossman
  • Beth L. Chance
Part of the The Workshop Mathematics Project book series (TIMS)

Overview

In the previous topic you explored important numerical measures of the center of a distribution. In this topic you will investigate similar numerical measures of a distribution’s variability. These measures will also lead you to dis¬cover another visual display (the boxplot) and a very important technique (standardization) which will appear throughout the text.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan J. Rossman
    • 1
  • Beth L. Chance
    • 2
  1. 1.Dickinson CollegeUSA
  2. 2.University of the PacificUSA

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