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Summarizing data

Janet L. Peacock and Philip J. Peacock

in Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199551286
Published online June 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726361 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199551286.003.0006

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Summarizing data

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Why summarize data? - Types of data - Quantitative data - Categorical data - Summarizing quantitative data - Calculation of mean, SD - Calculation of median, interquartile range - Geometric mean, harmonic mean, mode - Choosing a summary measure for quantitative data - Summarizing categorical data - Graphs: histogram, stem and leaf plot - Graphs: box and whisker plot, dot plot - Graphs: shapes of distributions - Graphs: bar chart, pie chart - Summary

Chapter.  6483 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Statistics and Methodology

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