chapter  3
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Summarizing Data

In the previous chapter, you saw that a frequency table is a convenient way of looking at the responses to a question. Frequency tables are easy to read, and they provide complete and detailed information. Sometimes, though, they provide too much information. To bring the information into focus and make the data come alive when communicating the findings of your study, you need to group and summarize your data. This chapter tells you how to do that.