Interpreting Graphs with a Critical Eye:
What to look for as you describe the data:
Distributions are often described by their shapes:
- skewed to the right (long tail goes right)
- skewed to the left (long tail goes left)
- unimodal, bimodal, multimodal (one peak, two peaks,
See Examples 1.9 and 1.10 for examples of describing distributions in terms of their locations and shapes.
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