Introduction to Descriptive Statistics week 6 – Assignment





Descriptive statistics are used to help researchers understand the nature of a sample population. The most commonly used descriptive statistics are measures of central tendency including mean, median, and mode. In this assignment, you will watch some informative videos about descriptive statistics and answer some basic questions about a data set.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.


View the following:

Statistics Intro: Mean, Median, and Mode

Tutorial: Types of Data: Nominal, Ordinal, Interval/Ratio – Statistics


Scales of Measurement

The following data set of the heights of men (M) and women (F) by gender have been entered into a program called SPSS. You will be working with this program in future courses.

Men: 74, 71, 75, 62.

Female: 62, 68, 61, 68, 71, 80.

Use the attached output screen to identify the mean, median, and mode of the height data.

In a Word doc, write a brief paragraph that tells your instructor what the mean, median, and mode are for the data and what these might mean for a researcher.

Format your in-text citations appropriately per APA 6th edition style.