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Describing Data Graphically

This lesson considers important graphical summaries, including dotplots, histograms, and stem-and-leaf plots, to describe univariate, quantitative (numeric) data. Note that boxplots are discussed in a separate lesson.

Sample Topics

  • U.S. Presidents
  • Hitchcock films
  • NBA salaries
  • Commute times

Lesson Targets

  • Construct a dotplot
  • Construct a histogram
  • Construct a stem-and-leaf plot
  • Consider shape, center, spread, and skewness

Materials Included

  • Lesson overview with instructor's notes
  • Activity sheet containing 5 exercises
  • Activity answer key
  • Minitab data sets
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