Which class shows more variation?

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  • Peter - 11 years ago

    Hi, Whilst I correctly identified Set A (being a statistician) I think the word 'variation' needs qualification. If asking which shows the greatest variation in the frequencies of each of the scores then Set B would be the answer. Your use of variation is actually a reference to variance, which measures variation about a mean. Had the question been asking which showed the greatest variation from a score of 1, then again Set B may stake a claim. Hope of value (and hope I haven't missed something - as was only briefly looking at this) and happy to discuss teaching ideas further - Dr Peter Howley, University of Newcastle, Australia

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