Displaying and Describing Distributions

  • Allan J. Rossman
  • Beth L. Chance
Part of the The Workshop Mathematics Project book series (TIMS)


In the first two topics you discovered the notion of the distribution of a set of data. You created visual displays (bar graphs and dotplots) and wrote verbal descriptions of some distributions. In this topic you will dis¬cover some general guidelines to follow when describing the key features of a distribution and also encounter two new types of visual displays: stem-plots and histograms.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan J. Rossman
    • 1
  • Beth L. Chance
    • 2
  1. 1.Dickinson CollegeUSA
  2. 2.University of the PacificUSA

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