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2. Measures of Spread One is often interested in the amount of variability, or spread, in a set of observations. It should be reported along with the measure of location. The simplest measure of spread is the range. The range is the difference between the largest and smallest values. The range is most appropriate when there are less than 10 observations and there are no extreme values. When there are at least 10 observations, the outer quantiles are preferred as a measure of spread (2). 75 quantiles, and the difference between these two quantiles is called the interquartile range (IQR).
Histogram of a normal distribution with mean 100 and standard deviation 10. The outer vertical lines (dots) show the values of mean ± 2 × s, and the inner vertical lines (dashes) show the values of mean ± s. Descriptive Statistics 43 B 20 25 30 A 5 10 15 C D E F Fig. 5. Illustration of a box plot. A, outlier; B and F, whiskers; C and E, upper and lower quartiles; D, median. the shape of the distribution is not a normal distribution, this approximation is not adequate. , treatment and control). Figure 5 shows an example of a box plot.
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