Statistics for dental researchers: descriptive statistics

Shahravan, Arash and Ghassemi, Amir Reza and Baneshi, Mohammad Reza (2015) Statistics for dental researchers: descriptive statistics. Journal of Oral Health & Oral Epidemiology.

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Abstract

Descriptive statistics is the process of summarizing gathered raw data from a research and creating useful statistics, which help the better understanding of data. According to the types of variables, which consist of qualitative and quantitative variables, some descriptive statistics have been introduced. Frequency percentage is used in qualitative data, and mean, median, mode, standard deviation, standard error, variance, and range are some of the statistics which are used in quantitative data. In health sciences, the majority of continuous variables follow a normal distribution. skewness and kurtosis are two statistics which help to compare a given distribution with the normal distribution.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Depositing User: shiva pooradeli pooradeli
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2015 04:51
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2015 04:51
URI: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/21554

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