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Unit 39: Performing Statistical Analyses
- Author(s): Unit 39, CCTP
- Funk, Chris
- Editor(s): Palladino, Steve
- et al.
This unit describes the fundamental concepts of statistics in a light-hearted manner that attempts to express the key ideas of this critical intellectual building block without being overly technical or boring. The concepts of mean, median, mode, variance and standard deviation are introduced through example applications that range from comparing samples from two geographical sites to household food distribution.