Descriptive statistics is a method for summarizing data set in a compact, meaningful and easy-to-understand way. It can be used to answer questions like "What are the basic features of the people in the survey?" or "How common are different symptoms in this population?"
The principal goal of descriptive statistics is to summarize data. Descriptive statistics are often used to answer questions about a population, such as “What is the average height for people in this area?” or “How many people have ever tried caffeine?” They may also be used to describe characteristics of individuals, such as their age or income.
There are three types of descriptive statistics: central tendency (mean, median, mode), dispersion (range, variance, standard deviation), and shape (frequency histograms).
This calculator will produce specific descriptive statistics
from a given data set.
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