Matching Statistics to Graphs

  • Richard L. Scheaffer
  • Ann Watkins
  • Mrudulla Gnanadesikan
  • Jeffrey A. Witmer
Part of the Textbooks in mathematical sciences book series (TIMS)

Abstract

Sometimes it is reported that the average lawyer earns a lot of money; at the same time, the median income of lawyers is reported to be more modest. One year the average team in the National Football League made a sizable profit while the median team barely broke even. People often confuse the mean and the median of a distribution. How are these statistics related to the shape of the distribution?

Keywords

Standard Deviation Stochastic Process Probability Theory Summary Statistic Variable Number 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Scheaffer
    • 1
  • Ann Watkins
    • 2
  • Mrudulla Gnanadesikan
    • 3
  • Jeffrey A. Witmer
    • 4
  1. 1.University of FloridaUSA
  2. 2.California State UniversityNorthridgeUSA
  3. 3.Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Oberlin CollegeUSA

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