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Measuring the Spread of Data

We have already seen how it is easier to describe data using a single measure of central tendency, such as, average. Now, take a look at the following data: The average score for both students is equal. However, John is consistent at everything, while Arun is...

Are All Variables the Same?

Ernest Rutherford The aim of analytics is to find answers to problems. How do we find answers to the problems? We do that using data. When we begin to statistically analyse some data gathered through an experiment, we come across different types of data or variables....

Spearman’s Rank Correlation between Rice and Rainfall

Spearman's Coefficient of Rank Correlation (denoted by rho) is named after the British psychologist, Charles Edward Spearman. Rank correlation is a non-parametric variant of Karl Pearson's Coefficient of Correlation. This means, while Pearson's r requires an...

Building Linear Regression Models

What is regression? In the dictionary, the word regression basically means 'to go back'. In terms of statistics too, the meaning is not too different - it means 'to go back to the past data to explain the process that generates the data'. In statistics, a model is a...

Using Central Tendency Measures to Describe Data

The term central tendency refers to some values that tend to describe the centre of the complete data set. There are different measures of central tendency. Each of them give us one single number that attempts to summarise the entire data set within itself. Why do we...

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