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Name: Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data
ID: m16314
Language: English (en)
Summary: Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of Data explains percentiles and quartiles and is part of the collection col10555 written by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean. Roberta Bloom contributed the section "Interpreting Percentiles, Quartile and the Median."
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: center, descriptive, elementary, IQR, location, mean, median, mode, percentile, quartile, skew, spread, statistics
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Susan Dean (susanldean45@gmail.com), Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (illowskybarbara@deanza.edu)
Copyright Holders: Maxfield Foundation (cnx@cnx.org)
Maintainers: Susan Dean (susanldean45@gmail.com), Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D. (illowskybarbara@deanza.edu), Connexions (cnx@cnx.org)

Latest version: 1.17 (history)
First publication date: May 8, 2008 2:56 pm +0000
Last revision to module: May 16, 2012 4:25 am +0000

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Version History

Version: 1.18 Mar 28, 2013 1:46 am +0000 by Susan Dean
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Module: Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Updated the solution to an example.

Version: 1.17 May 16, 2012 4:25 am +0000 by Susan Dean Currently viewing this version.
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Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Minor edits

Version: 1.16 Mar 14, 2012 9:48 am +0000 by Susan Dean
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Module: Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data:  Updated language on percentiles.

Version: 1.15 Aug 11, 2011 9:06 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
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Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Updated glossary term "quartiles." 

Version: 1.14 Aug 11, 2011 8:28 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
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Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Updated glossary item "outlier."

Version: 1.13 Jul 7, 2011 8:57 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
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Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Added the word "Guideline."

Version: 1.12 Jun 22, 2011 10:55 am +0000 by Susan Dean
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Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Added section "Interpreting Percentiles, Quartiles and Median.'

Version: 1.11 Jul 22, 2010 8:08 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
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Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data:  In the table,  Changes "SLEEPPER" to "SLEEP PER."

Version: 1.10 Feb 19, 2009 9:16 am +0000 by Susan Dean
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Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data:  Updated the glossary items. 

Version: 1.9 Feb 4, 2009 8:34 pm +0000 by Susan Dean
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Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: In the first example, corrected 488,000 to read 488,800.

Version: 1.8 Oct 27, 2008 1:19 pm +0000 by James Cooper
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roles updated

Version: 1.7 Jul 14, 2008 11:06 am +0000 by Connexions
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image review

Version: 1.6 Jul 8, 2008 8:25 pm +0000 by Connexions
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post review edits

Version: 1.5 Jul 3, 2008 11:27 am +0000 by Connexions
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post review updates

Version: 1.4 Jun 26, 2008 4:20 pm +0000 by Jonathan Emmons
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Roles changed

Version: 1.3 Jun 22, 2008 3:43 pm +0000 by Jonathan Emmons
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Updated metadata, made minor corrections, replaced problematic image file

Version: 1.2 May 23, 2008 3:50 pm +0000 by Uchenna Anyikam
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Built connection and made all future section references absolutely defined

Version: 1.1 May 22, 2008 10:15 am +0000 by Uchenna Anyikam
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