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Measures of Spread – Range, Variance and Standard Deviation

Variance and standard deviation are two common measures of spread. Adrian discuss how they are calculated in this video.

Measures of Spread

Variance and standard deviation are the most common measures of how spread out data is.

While the range of the data is also a measure of spread, it ignores a lot of important information we normally want to capture. From this video, you should understand the relation between standard deviation and variance as well as how we calculate them.

Discuss with your fellow learners any questions you may still have in the comments below.

In the next step, we’ll talk about how we can use and interpret our measure of spread once we have calculated it.

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