Skewed distribution


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Skewed distribution

Probability distribution in which an unequal number of observations lie below (negative skew) or above (positive skew) the mean.

Skewed Distribution

A probability distribution where more data points lie on one side of the mean than the other. This means that the distribution will not form a bell curve.
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Class discussion about graphic and numeric descriptive statistical analysis included observing the relationship of computed means and standard deviations to the shapes of corresponding histograms and identifying approximately normal and skewed distributions.
This would imply that the democratic ethos is only partially about proportionate distributions, but also about why skewed distributions are skewed.
The Deviation method produced a skewed distribution closer to that predicted by face-space theories.
As can be seen, across all three collections, the impact on effectiveness of introducing pseudowords with even distributions is significantly greater than the introduction of pseudowords with a skewed distribution.
In a comparative study of the PSQ, CSQ, and ERS, Pascoe, Attkisson, and Roberts (1983) found that the PSQ produced a greater range of scores resulting in less skewed distributions. This somewhat positive finding was diminished by the finding that an average of 10-24 items out of 68 were scored "uncertain" and that 86 percent of the respondents (N=99) had at least one pair of items marked inconsistently.
All the uses I was able to invent, from protection against infrared radiation to ceremonial religious use, would tend to produce skewed distributions.)
We are clearly justified in our quest to have a county, Mr Robi added.Nyabasi West Ward Representative Mwita Bageni said that the skewed distribution of resources by the county government of Migori has seen it hard for Kuria region to receive development.
Such packages, while having at best a small effect on bumping up export revenue, not only perpetuate a culture of lack of competitiveness, but also worsen an already skewed distribution of meagre resources.
In view of the skewed distribution of the cost, the Gamma model is able to process the data with log linked gamma distribution to ensure the integrity of original information and avoid conversion bias.[5] However, extensive studies of medical cost analysis using Gamma model are still rare.
Despite the financial inclusion policy this skewed distribution of credit has not changed much over the past 10 years.
In contrast, highly skewed distribution of ability for both reference and focal groups (i.e., conditions 3 and 9) led to inadequate levels of power (less than 0.61), irrespective of sample size ratio and number of response categories.
There is a general perception that highly skewed distribution of land in Pakistan is one of the major causes of widespread poverty in the country.