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===Summarizing data with Frequency Tables & Histograms=== | ===Summarizing data with Frequency Tables & Histograms=== | ||

There are two ways to describe a data set (sample from a population) - Pictorial Graphs or Tables of Numbers. Both are important for analyzing data. | There are two ways to describe a data set (sample from a population) - Pictorial Graphs or Tables of Numbers. Both are important for analyzing data. | ||

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===Computational Resources: Internet-based SOCR Tools=== | ===Computational Resources: Internet-based SOCR Tools=== | ||

− | * | + | * [http://socr.ucla.edu/htmls/SOCR_Charts.html SOCR Charts] allows you to generate graphical representations (including frequency histograms) of a variety of datasets. |

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===Hands-on activities=== | ===Hands-on activities=== | ||

− | + | You can copy the first 2 columns in the data table above ans paste it in the [http://socr.ucla.edu/htmls/SOCR_Charts.html SOCR Charts] (BarChart --> XYPlot --> HistogramDemo7). You can see [[SOCR_EduMaterials_Activities_Histogram_Graphs | this SOCR Charts activity]] for help with histogram plots. | |

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− | * | + | * [http://www.stat.ucla.edu/%7Edinov/courses_students.dir/07/Fall/STAT13.1.dir/STAT13_notes.dir/lecture02.pdf Lecture notes on EDA] |

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## Revision as of 15:26, 27 January 2008

## Contents

## General Advance-Placement (AP) Statistics Curriculum - Summarizing data with Frequency Tables

### Summarizing data with Frequency Tables & Histograms

There are two ways to describe a data set (sample from a population) - Pictorial Graphs or Tables of Numbers. Both are important for analyzing data.

### Definitions

- A
**frequency distribution**is a display of the number (frequency) of occurrences of each value in a data set. - A
**relative frequency**distribution is a display of the percent (ratio or frequency to sample-size) of occurrences of each value in a data set.

### Example

Stage of disease at diagnosis of breast cancer in a random sample of US women.

Stage | Frequency | Relative Frequency |
---|---|---|

0 | 197 | 0.09 |

I | 691 | 0.33 |

II | 703 | 0.34 |

III | 314 | 0.15 |

IV | 187 | 0.09 |

Total | 2092 | 1.00 |

### Computational Resources: Internet-based SOCR Tools

- SOCR Charts allows you to generate graphical representations (including frequency histograms) of a variety of datasets.

### Hands-on activities

You can copy the first 2 columns in the data table above ans paste it in the SOCR Charts (BarChart --> XYPlot --> HistogramDemo7). You can see this SOCR Charts activity for help with histogram plots.

### References

- SOCR Home page: http://www.socr.ucla.edu

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