e-Articles (Chapter 2)

Here are some full-length research articles that illustrate the presentation of descriptive statistics. To view any article, simply click on its title. (NOTE: No claim is made that these articles are perfect in all respects. By carefully reviewing them, you will hone your skills at being able both to decipher and to critique statistically-based research reports.)

Eating Patterns of Turkish Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Results of a survey are summarized entirely via percentages. (See the 4 paragraphs of the "Results" section as well as Tables 1, 2, and 3.)

Patterns of Weight Loss and Supplement Consumption of Male Wrestlers in Tehran

Descriptive statistics are presented for 436 male wrestlers. Used in this article are picture techniques (grouped frequency distribution, frequency polygon,), measures of central tendency (mean, mode), and measures of variability (range, SD),

A Typology of Victim Characterization in Television Crime Dramas

This interesting investigation, with study's data describing people in TV shows, used simply the quantitative techniques of frequency counts and percentages.

Pharmacy Faculty Members' Perspectives on the Student/Faculty Relationship in Online Social Networks

The vast majority of this research report's statistics are descriptive in nature. Included are percentages, frequency distributions, means, and standard deviations. See the "Results" section, as well as Tables 1 and 2.

If you have seen or authored a research report that you think might help others understand descriptive statistics, please contact me (shuck@utk.edu) and provide a link to what you have found or written. If I post the link on this page of my website, I promise to give you appropriate credit for first seeing/writing the item you share.

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