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descriptive statistics

[di′skrip·tiv stə′tis·tiks]
(statistics)
Presentation of data in the form of tables and charts or summarization by means of percentiles and standard deviations.
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descriptive statistics

see STATISTICS AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS.
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With regard to measuring the profitability of firms, Table 3 sums up the descriptive statistics related to Gross Profit ratio of five selected companies.
Previous reports shows that descriptive statistics is the most frequent method of analysis in publications of PJMS.23 Simple statistical methods like student t -- tests, correlation, chi-square and Fisher's exact tests, Mann--Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis and Wilcoxon signed rank test are frequently used.
Fruit Number: Table 3 depicts descriptive statistics for fruit number in the Strawberry cultivars studied.
Descriptive statistics results for 'lean design' (Table 11) are very unanimous.
Table 1 consists of descriptive statistics of the actual survey responses, whereas Table 2 consists of descriptive statistics of the quarterly means; therefore, the variation in Table I is much greater compared with Table 2.
Tests used to analyze the data included frequency analysis for descriptive statistics on the entire sample, as well as Independent Samples T-Tests to determine the descriptive statistics for the study variables.
The application includes a range of basic statistical methods and advanced multivariate statistical methods, such as descriptive statistics, t-test, f-test, nonparametric test, factor analysis, principal component analysis, cluster analysis, discrimination analysis, and correspondence analysis.
This study used descriptive statistics to analyze the primary data which was collected through a questionnaire covering six schools in Ahfad University for Women.
Each instrument, pre and post, were analyzed separately for descriptive statistics. Student scores for the pre self-rating instrument were compiled across semesters with mean values run by question on the pre and post instruments.
Descriptive statistics of the NI in this sample were as follows: M=28.0, SD=9.5, x=.94.