### How do you calculate the mean, median of a distribution?

👋 Hey guys! Today we’re talking about how to calculate the mean and median of a distribution. These are important statistical tools used to describe a set of data. Let’s dive in! First, let’s talk about the mean. The mean is the average value in a dataset. It’s calculated by adding up all the values […]

### How does the size of the dataset impact how sensitive the mean is to outliers?

👋 Hey guys! Today we’re talking about how the size of a dataset impacts the sensitivity of the mean to outliers, and why the median is more robust to outliers than the mean. Let’s dive in! First, let’s look at the mean. The mean is the average value in a dataset. It’s calculated by adding […]

### How do measures of central tendency compare in a symmetrical distribution?

👋 Hey guys! Today we’re going to talk about measures of central tendency in statistics 📊. There are 3 types: mean, median, and mode. Let’s dive in! In a symmetrical distribution, 🤝 the mean, median, and mode are all close to each other. It’s like a perfectly balanced see-saw with 3 people of the same […]

### How do you find the midpoint of a histogram when the bins are ranges?

Finding the midpoint of a histogram is a way to locate the center of a range of values. When the bins are ranges, we can find the midpoint by adding the upper and lower bounds of the range and dividing the sum by two. This gives us the value that is right in the middle […]

### How does data provide evidence to support claims and help you make better arguments?

Data can provide evidence to support claims and help you make better arguments by showing you the facts behind an idea or concept. For example, let’s say you’re trying to convince your parents to let you get a dog. You could make an argument that having a dog will make you happier, but just saying […]

### What are common data sources for statistical analyses?

When it comes to statistical analyses, there are a variety of different data sources that can be used. Some common data sources include: Surveys or questionnaires Social media platforms Medical records Sales or financial reports Experiment or observation results Government records or databases These data sources can provide valuable information that can be used to […]

### How does being data literate help us think critically about the way someone collects, analyzes, and presents data?

Being data literate is an important skill because it helps us to think critically about the way someone collects, analyzes, and presents data. It helps us to ask important questions about the data and to make informed decisions. Unfortunately, there are many ways that data can be misused. For example, data can be selectively presented […]

### What are the two main types of data?

The two main types of data are qualitative and quantitative. Qualitative data is descriptive and is usually expressed in words. Quantitative data is numerical and is often represented by numbers. Here are some examples of each type: Qualitative data: Colors of cars in a parking lot Opinions of students on a new school policy Names […]

### What kinds or formats of data are there?

There are many different kinds or formats of data, and they can be classified into several categories: Numerical data: This type of data is expressed as numbers and can be further categorized into discrete (whole numbers) or continuous (numbers with decimals). Examples of numerical data include the height of a person, the temperature of a […]

### What are examples of how people use data to make everyday decisions?

People use data to make everyday decisions all the time. Here are some examples: Checking the weather: When you check the weather in the morning, you are using data to help you decide what to wear. If it’s going to be cold and rainy, you might choose to wear a jacket and boots. Planning a […]