Definitions of Frequency distribution on the Web:
The organization of data to show how often certain values or ranges of
values occur.
biz.yahoo.com/glossary/bfglosf.html
A complete summary of the frequencies of the values or categories of a
variable; often displayed in a two column table: the left column lists the
individual values or categories, the right column indicates the number of
observations in each category.
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/drh/epi_gloss.htm
A frequency distribution shows the number of observations falling into
each of several ranges of values. Frequency distributions are portrayed as
frequency tables, histograms or polygons.
www.cirem.org.uk/definitions.html
A distribution in which the values of the dependent variable are
tabled or plotted against their frequency of occurrence.
www.uvm.edu/~dhowell/StatPages/Fundamentals/Glossary.html
A tabulation of the number of occurrences of individual elements in a
body of text or key.
www.nsa.gov/programs/kids/glossary.shtml
The proportion of the target audience that will see the publications
in the schedule a certain number of times. eg. 3 or more times (3+).
newsmedianet.com.au/home/Glossary.jsp
A frequency distribution is a systematic way to order a set of data
from lowest to highest value showing the number of occurrences (frequency)
at each value or range of values.
www.brendan.com/Glossary.htm
A means of summarizing the phenotypes of a continuous trait whereby
the population is described in terms of the proportion of individuals that
have each phenotype.
www.modernhumanorigins.com/f.html
The classification of numerical data according to size or magnitude. A
population whose elements are classified according to some quantitative
characteristic (dollar value, of purchase orders, or of invoices, etc.)
may be described by a frequency distribution. A symmetrical distribution
is a frequency distribution that can be portrayed by a normal (bell)
curve. A skewed distribution is a frequency distribution which extends
further in one direction than in another. An example of a skewed
distribution would be one that involved 500 sales invoices totaling
$1,000,000 with 5 of the invoices amounting to $100,000 each. By examining
all of the high value invoices and thereby removing them from the skewed
distribution, the remaining invoices, assuming no further extremes, would
reflect a normal distribution lending itself to random sampling.
www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/audit/sampling/glossary.htm
A table that graphically presents a large volume of data so the
central tendency (such as the average or mean) and distribution are
clearly displayed.
www.asq.org/info/glossary/f.html
In SPSS (and other statistical packages) a frequency distribution
shows how often a given value occurred. For example a frequency
distribution of the variable gender for a sample of 100 people, half of
whom were men and half women would show Men: 50; Women: 50.
bss.sfsu.edu/legates/Analyzing/analyzing_glossary.htm
A display of cases divided into mutually exclusive and contiguous
groups according to a quality-related criterion.
www.qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov/resources/glossary.aspx
A report of the number and type of responses to a particular question,
e.g. the following is a frequency distribution for an income variable
www.saurageresearch.com/glossary.html
A listing of scores and the number of persons receiving each score.
fc1.tamu.edu/home/keycomponents/glossary.html
a graph depicting the number of times each score appears in the data
set.
www.cwu.edu/~millerj/stathelp/definitions.html
A statistical table that graphically presents a large volume of data
in such a way that the central tendency (average/mean, etc.) and
distribution are clearly displayed. The arrangement of data into classes
or interval groups
www.oly-wa.us/sqn/Glossary.htm
A tabular summary of data showing the number (or frequency) of items
in each of several non-overlapping classes.
www.swcollege.com/quant/asw/embs_2e/glossary.html
A means of summarizing large amounts of data to permit their
interpretation in a simple graphic.
www.eskimo.com/~hwa/glossary/glo_f.html
a table showing the number of items that fall within each of a number
of equal ranges or class intervals.
www.ivey.uwo.ca/intl_students/dictionary/MS_dic.htm
A tabulation of the number of individuals in each category on the
scale of measurement.
www.public.coe.edu/departments/Psychology/PsychStat/glossaries/glossary%20chapter.htm
In media it shows the number of people reached 1, 2, .....n times.
www.rmsmedia.co.za/glossary.html
The target audience reached by a message is divided into groups
depending on how many times they were reached.
www.horizonmedia.com/glossary/f.htm
A method of displaying test scores.
www.wrightslaw.com/links/glossary.assessment.htm
A grouping of data into categories showing the number of observations
in each mutually exclusive category.
highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072471042/student_view0/chapter2/glossary.html
Displays how the cumulative audience for a schedule has built in
percentage terms - once, twice, three times etc. Example (Men 25-39): 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+
www.mediafederation.org.au/glossary.html
a distribution of observed frequencies of occurrence of the values of
a variable
www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn