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Describing Data

  • Brian Everitt
  • Sophia Rabe-Hesketh
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

The first steps to understanding the general characteristics of any data set are to calculate relevant summary statistics for the data and to graph the data in some way. Which graphs and which summary statistics are most appropriate will largely depend on the type of observations and measurements that have been recorded. In this chapter, we shall illustrate the possibilities using a number of data sets containing continuous or categorical variables.

Keywords

Survival Time Standardize Mortality Ratio Normal Probability Plot Nonparametric Density Estimation Lung Cancer Data 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Everitt
    • 1
  • Sophia Rabe-Hesketh
    • 1
  1. 1.Biostatistics and Computing DepartmentInstitute of PsychiatryLondonUK

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