By Richard G. Lomax
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50. 5. Eyeballing the frequency dis- DATA REPRESENTATION 31 tribution, we can also determine that P so is closer to the bottom of the interval than the top, as 50 is closer to 48 than to 68. 5. In the numerator we go halfway into the distribution; we subtract out the cumulative frequencies below 12 and divide by the frequency of 5. Thus we need to go 10% of the way into the interval to reach the desired percentile. 6000, which is in line with our rough estimate. 75. 5. Eyeballing the frequency distribution, we can also determine that P75 is closer to the top of the interval than the bottom, as 75 is closer to 80 than to 68.
This ends our discussion of the rules of summation. The three rules mentioned cover many situations and, most important, save a great deal of computational time. CHAPTER 3 42 MEASURES OF CENTRAL TENDENCY One method for summarizing a set of scores is to construct a single index or value that can somehow be used to represent the entire collection of scores. In this section we consider the three most popular indices, known as measures of central tendency. Although other indices exist, the most popular ones are the mode, the median, and the mean.
Percentile ranks are percentages, as they are continuous values and can take on any value from 0 to 100. 6750. For notational purposes, a percentile rank will be known as PRep;), where P; is the particular score whose percentile rank, PR, you wish to determine. 6750. In other words, about 43% of the distribution falls below the score of 400. Let us now consider how percentile ranks are computed. The formula for computing the PRep) percentile rank is f(Pj -LRL) cf + - - ' - - - - PR(Pj ) = _ _ _ _ w_ _ x 100% n where PRep) indicates that we are looking for the percentile rank PR of the score P;' cf is the cumulative frequency up to but not including the interval containing PRep) (again known as cfbelow),jis the frequency of the interval containing PRep), LRL is the lower real1imit of the interval containing PRep;) , w is the interval width, n is the sample size, and finally we multiply by 100% to place the percentile rank on a scale from 0 to 100 (and also to remind us that the percentile rank is a percentage).
An introduction to statistical concepts for education and behavioral sciences by Richard G. Lomax