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Using Descriptive Data

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Publication Date: Sept 10, 2020
Expiration date: Sept 10, 2026
Reviewed: Sept. 9, 2023


Lets talk about how to analyze data. Analyzing data, after all, is just making sense of it, of turning numbers or other observations into information we can use. We do this so that we can draw conclusions about how well our processes and systems perform, which in turn tells us where we may need to make improvements. This module is about summarizing data numerically, a branch of statistics called descriptive statistics.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • Summarize data using descriptive methods such as mean, median and standard deviation
  • Describe how to calculate mean, median, range, and standard deviation

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again, if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab - to exit the course, simply close that tab.

John D. Voss, MD

John D. Voss, MD, is in the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the University of Virginia.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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