Histograms

Fundamentals of Social Statistics

 

 

A histogram is a graph that has vertical bars indicating the frequency, rate, or percentage of different categories or points along a continuous variable.  By convention, the frequency is placed along the vertical edge of the graph, and the category is placed along the horizontal line at the bottom.  You can use a histogram with either quantitative or qualitative data. The basic idea is to show how a variable is distributed among different categories.  The mode of a histogram is the most frequently occurring score.  A distribution of scores with two such high points is referred to as bimodal.


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Last Modified:  06/29/2018

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