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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...

Building Nonlinear Regression Models

We have talked about regression models in the context of linear regression models in the previous post. A nonlinear regression model is one that describes a nonlinear relationship between the dependent and the independent variables. Naturally, the equation of the...

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...

What is Linear Correlation?

The analysis of correlation is an extremely useful technique in business. Naturally, correlations are extremely popular in various analyses. Correlation is measured by a coefficient that is a statistical estimation of the strength of relationship between data. The...

What-If Analysis Tools in Excel

What-If is a function built in to Microsoft Excel to compute answers to "what if" questions, exactly as the name suggests! A business would be faced many such "what if" questions - "What if we need to earn a profit of Rs. 10000, given that the profit per unit is Rs....

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