Biostatistics: A Foundation for Analysis in the Health by Wayne W. Daniel

By Wayne W. Daniel

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2. Simplicity. The arithmetic mean is easily understood and easy to compute. 3. Since each and every value in a set of data enters into the computation of the mean, it is affected by each value. Extreme values, therefore, have an influence on the mean and, in some cases, can so distort it that it becomes undesirable as a measure of central tendency. As an example of how extreme values may affect the mean, consider the following situation. Suppose the five physicians who practice in an area are surveyed to determine their charges for a certain procedure.

Badish, and Reuben M. Cherniack, "Sustained Improvement in Gas Exchange After Negative Pressure Ventilation for 8 Hours Per Day on 2 Successive Days in Chronic Airflow Limitation," American Review of Respiratory Disease, 144 (1991), 390-394. 2 The results of a study by Dosman et al. (A-6) allowed them to conclude that breathing cold air increases the bronchial reactivity to inhaled histamine in asthmatic patients. The study subjects were seven asthmatic patients aged 19 to 33 years. 78 SOURCE: J.

625 It is apparent that a class interval width of 5 or 10 will be more convenient to use, as well as more meaningful to the reader. Suppose we decide on 10. We may now construct our intervals. 1 is 18 and the largest value is 63, we may begin our intervals with 10 and end with 69. This gives the following intervals: 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 We see that there are six of these intervals, two fewer than the number suggested by Sturges' rule. When we group data manually, determining the number of values falling into each class interval is merely a matter of looking at the ordered array and counting the number of observations falling in the various intervals.

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