Representation and summary of data - measures of dispersion

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  • Method for discrete data

Q1 = n/4 - whole number - find mid-point of corresponding term and term above

              - decimal - round up and pick corresponding term

Q3 = 3n/4 - whole number - find mid-point of corresponding term and term above

               - decimal - round up and pick corresponding term

  • Method for continuous data

Q1 = n/4 then use interpolation to find the corresponding value

Q3 = 3n/4 then use interpolation to find the corresponding value

  • Interquarile range (IQR)

IQR = Q3-Q1

  • xth percentile, Px

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