Sketchy summary statistics

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

Ben Orlin of Math With Bad Drawings explains the pitfalls of using summary statistics — mean, median, and mode — to make decisions in life. Aggregates like these are meant as wideout overviews. Look deeper for details.

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