Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Author: Ryan Backman

This lesson will introduce data analysis.

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  • Data Analysis

    The understanding of the key features of a set of data - shape, center, spread, and outliers.

  • Shape

    The qualitative description of the clustering of data points in a certain location when the data are graphed.

  • Center

    The "middle" of the data set. There are many measures of center.

  • Spread

    The numerical description of how close the numbers are to the center.

  • Outliers

    Points in a data set that are so high or so low as to be unusual, given the rest of the values.