1332.0.55.002 - Statistical Language!, 2008  
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Contents >> Range >> Benefits and downfalls of using the Range

BENEFITS AND DOWNFALLS OF USING THE RANGE

The range is easy to calculate and understand and is therefore a reasonable measure of spread. However, it should only be used to supplement other measurements of spread as it gives no details of the observations in between.

The following diagram below illustrates the range of heights.

Diagram: range- person heights


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