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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: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.18 (history) First publication date: May 8, 2008 2:56 pm -0500 Last revision to module: Mar 28, 2013 1:46 am -0500

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## Version History

 Version: 1.18 Mar 28, 2013 1:46 am -0500 by Changes: `Module: Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Updated the solution to an example.` Version: 1.17 May 16, 2012 4:25 am -0500 by Changes: `Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Minor edits` Version: 1.16 Mar 14, 2012 9:48 am -0500 by Changes: `Module: Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Updated language on percentiles.` Version: 1.15 Aug 11, 2011 9:06 pm -0500 by Changes: ```Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Updated glossary term "quartiles." ``` Version: 1.14 Aug 11, 2011 8:28 pm -0500 by Changes: `Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Updated glossary item "outlier."` Version: 1.13 Jul 7, 2011 8:57 pm -0500 by Changes: `Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Added the word "Guideline."` Version: 1.12 Jun 22, 2011 10:55 am -0500 by Changes: `Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Added section "Interpreting Percentiles, Quartiles and Median.'` Version: 1.11 Jul 22, 2010 8:08 pm -0500 by Changes: `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 -0600 by Changes: `Descriptive Statistics: Measuring the Location of the Data: Updated the glossary items. ` Version: 1.9 Feb 4, 2009 8:34 pm -0600 by Changes: `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 -0500 by Changes: `roles updated` Version: 1.7 Jul 14, 2008 11:06 am -0500 by Changes: `image review` Version: 1.6 Jul 8, 2008 8:25 pm -0500 by Changes: `post review edits` Version: 1.5 Jul 3, 2008 11:27 am -0500 by Changes: `post review updates` Version: 1.4 Jun 26, 2008 4:20 pm -0500 by Changes: `Roles changed` Version: 1.3 Jun 22, 2008 3:43 pm -0500 by Changes: `Updated metadata, made minor corrections, replaced problematic image file` Version: 1.2 May 23, 2008 3:50 pm -0500 by Changes: `Built connection and made all future section references absolutely defined` Version: 1.1 May 22, 2008 10:15 am -0500 by Changes: `Roles Updated`

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