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# The Central Limit Theorem: How to Tame Wild Populations

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## The Central Limit Theorem: How to Tame Wild Populations

Using a parameter it's possible to represent a property of an entire population with a single number instead of millions of individual data points. There are a number of possible parameters to choose from such as the median, mode, or interquartile range. Each is calculated in a different manner and illuminates the data from a different point of view. The mean is one of the most useful and widely used and helps us understand populations. A population is simulated by generating 10,000 floating... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: October 01, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 26, 2016
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Keywords: central limit theorem, probability, simulation, sample, population

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