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Against All Odds: 3. Describing Distributions

This free online video program "examines the difference between mean and median, explains the use of quartiles to describe a distribution, and looks to the use of boxplots and the five-number summary for comparing and describing data. An illustrative example shows how a city government used statistical methods to correct inequity between men's and women's salaries." This individual video is accessed by scrolling down to the "Individual Program Descriptions - 3. Describing Distributions" and click the "VOD" icon at the top-right of the description.
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Date Of Record Creation 2005-03-23 21:32:00
Date Last Modified 2006-12-05 15:19:00
Date Of Record Release 2005-05-12 12:01:00
Alternate Title Against All Odds
Email Address
Date Issued 1988
Resource Type
Typical Learning Time Video Length 28min. 42sec.
Author Name Annenberg/CBP
Author Organization Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications and Chedd-Angier
Technical Requirements Windows media player, broadband connection, Java script enabled
Source Code Available On
Material Type
Statistical Topic
Intended User Role
Math Level

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