Review the resources listed below to prepare for this week's assignment. Before reviewing these resources, read through the assignment instructions so you know what you will be expected to do with this material.

**As you explore the resources this week, consider the following questions:**

- What is the normal distribution?
- How would you define these terms: mean, median, and mode?
- What methods exist for summarizing data?

**Straightforward Statistics: Chapter 2 - Describing a Single Variable**by Glenn Geher; Sara HallISBN: 9780199751761Publication Date: 2014-05-01Geher, G., & Hall, S. (2014). Straightforward statistics: Understanding the tools of research. (Chapter 2) Retrieved from: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ncent-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1692209

- Reading this chapter will help you understand different kinds of variables and how to explain them. Additionally, this chapter lays down the foundation for central tendency and variability.

- Reading this chapter will help you understand different kinds of variables and how to explain them. Additionally, this chapter lays down the foundation for central tendency and variability.
**Straightforward Statistics: Chapter 3 - Standardized Scores**by Glenn Geher; Sara HallISBN: 9780199751761Publication Date: 2014-05-01Straightforward Statistics: Chapter 3 - Standardized Scores

Geher, G., & Hall, S. (2014). Straightforward statistics: Understanding the tools of research. (Chapter 3) Retrieved from: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ncent-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1692209

- Reading this chapter will help you understand the importance of z-scores and how to calculate z-scores.

**Frequent Distribution in Excel***Frequency Distribution in Excel.*(n.d). Excel Easy. Retrieved from: http://www.excel-easy.com/examples/frequency-distribution.html

- Reviewing this resource will demonstrate how to generate a frequency distribution in Excel.

- Reviewing this resource will demonstrate how to generate a frequency distribution in Excel.
**Percentiles & Quartiles in Excel***Percentiles & Quartiles in Excel.*(n.d.). Excel Easy. Retrieved May 4, 2020, retrieved from: http://www.excel-easy.com/examples/percentiles-quartiles.html

- Reviewing this resource will illustrate how to generate quartiles and percentiles in Excel.

- Reviewing this resource will illustrate how to generate quartiles and percentiles in Excel.
**Central Tendency: Mean, Median, and Mode in Excel (video) 5:09 minutes**Herman, M. (2015, Nov 27). Excel Statistics 02 - Central Tendency: Mean, Median, and Mode. Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/-_6yM23kPHc

- Reviewing this video will demonstrate the steps of calculating the measures of central tendency in Excel.

- Reviewing this video will demonstrate the steps of calculating the measures of central tendency in Excel.

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