Measures of data

It is essential to be able to use and understand numerical data for fieldwork and in order to reach a conclusion. Handling data properly can show trends, patterns and can allow people to predict future trends.

Exploring the use of statistical techniques that help geographers analyse the data they deal with every day

Data can be measured in a number of different ways, for example:

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Median

This is the middle value in a list of numbers. This is found by ordering the numbers in numerical order and looking for the middle number.