# Quartile

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A quartile is a type of quantile.wikipedia

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### Quantile

**quantilesquintiletertile**

A quartile is a type of quantile.

Thus quartiles are the three cut points that will divide a dataset into four equal-sized groups.

### Median

**averagesample medianmedian-unbiased estimator**

The first quartile (Q 1 ) is defined as the middle number between the smallest number and the median of the data set.

The median is the 2nd quartile, 5th decile, and 50th percentile.

### Percentile

**percentiles50th percentile85th percentile speed**

The 25th percentile is also known as the first quartile (Q 1 ), the 50th percentile as the median or second quartile (Q 2 ), and the 75th percentile as the third quartile (Q 3 ).

### Midhinge

The values found by this method are also known as "Tukey's hinges"; see also midhinge.

In statistics, the midhinge is the average of the first and third quartiles and is thus a measure of location.

### Interquartile range

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In the case of quartiles, the Interquartile Range (IQR) may be used to characterize the data when there may be extremities that skew the data; the interquartile range is a relatively robust statistic (also sometimes called "resistance") compared to the range and standard deviation.

In descriptive statistics, the interquartile range (IQR), also called the midspread or middle 50%, or technically H-spread, is a measure of statistical dispersion, being equal to the difference between 75th and 25th percentiles, or between upper and lower quartiles, IQR = Q 3 − Q 1 . In other words, the IQR is the first quartile subtracted from the third quartile; these quartiles can be clearly seen on a box plot on the data.

### Box plot

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This rule is employed by the TI-83 calculator boxplot and "1-Var Stats" functions.

In descriptive statistics, a box plot or boxplot is a method for graphically depicting groups of numerical data through their quartiles.

### Outlier

**outliersconservative estimateirregularities**

There are methods by which to check for outliers in the discipline of statistics and statistical analysis. As is the basic idea of descriptive statistics, when encountering an outlier, we have to explain this value by further analysis of the cause or origin of the outlier.

For example, if Q_1 and Q_3 are the lower and upper quartiles respectively, then one could define an outlier to be any observation outside the range:

### Five-number summary

**five-number summaries**

Five-number summary

2) the lower quartile or first quartile

### Descriptive statistics

**descriptivedescriptive statisticstatistics**

As is the basic idea of descriptive statistics, when encountering an outlier, we have to explain this value by further analysis of the cause or origin of the outlier.

Univariate analysis involves describing the distribution of a single variable, including its central tendency (including the mean, median, and mode) and dispersion (including the range and quartiles of the data-set, and measures of spread such as the variance and standard deviation).

### Epidemiology

**epidemiologistepidemiologicalepidemiologists**

In applications of statistics such as epidemiology, sociology and finance, the quartiles of a ranked set of data values are the four subsets whose boundaries are the three quartile points.

### Sociology

**sociologistsociologicalsociologists**

In applications of statistics such as epidemiology, sociology and finance, the quartiles of a ranked set of data values are the four subsets whose boundaries are the three quartile points.

### Finance

**financialfinancesfiscal**

In applications of statistics such as epidemiology, sociology and finance, the quartiles of a ranked set of data values are the four subsets whose boundaries are the three quartile points.

### TI-83 series

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This rule is employed by the TI-83 calculator boxplot and "1-Var Stats" functions.

### John Tukey

**TukeyTukey, JohnJohn W. Tukey**

The values found by this method are also known as "Tukey's hinges"; see also midhinge.

### Arithmetic mean

**meanaveragearithmetic**

This always gives the arithmetic mean of Methods 1 and 2; it ensures that the median value is given its correct weight, and thus quartile values change as smoothly as possible as additional data points are added.

### Statistics

**statisticalstatistical analysisstatistician**

There are methods by which to check for outliers in the discipline of statistics and statistical analysis.

### Robust statistics

**robustbreakdown pointrobustness**

In the case of quartiles, the Interquartile Range (IQR) may be used to characterize the data when there may be extremities that skew the data; the interquartile range is a relatively robust statistic (also sometimes called "resistance") compared to the range and standard deviation.

### Range (statistics)

**rangerangingsample range**

In the case of quartiles, the Interquartile Range (IQR) may be used to characterize the data when there may be extremities that skew the data; the interquartile range is a relatively robust statistic (also sometimes called "resistance") compared to the range and standard deviation.

### Standard deviation

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### Summary statistics

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Summary statistics

### Q1

first quartile in descriptive statistics

### Digital divide in Canada

Findings show that 97.7% of households that reside within the highest income quartile have high speed internet access, while only 58% of households that reside within the lowest income quartile possess access to the internet at home.

### Q2

Q2 (statistics), the second quartile in descriptive statistics (i.e. the median)

### Q3

The third quartile, in descriptive statistics