Asked in Health, Biology, Statistics
What are 3 examples of discrete variation in humans?
From a purist point of view, there is probably only a few true examples of discrete variation in humans. However, we have the common sense practical real world ways to describe some things as discrete. A coma scale used, Glasgow, is discrete. Also, vision is expressed as discrete values. See attached related links. In addition, number of seizures is discrete along with pulse (heart) rate. ...
Asked in Statistics, Definitions
What is discrete variation?
Answer Discrete variation refers to differences in characteristics that have a defined form. You can think of it as being either/or. For example. Your earlobes are either attached or they are not. Or whether or not you can roll your tongue. Continuous variation comes in a range of forms. For example. Height - is not a set number or another. ...
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Statistics, Probability
Does this means that all symmetric distribution are normal Explain?
Don't know what "this" is, but all symmetric distributions are not normal. There are many distributions, discrete and continuous that are not normal. The uniform or binomial distributions are examples of discrete symmetric distibutions that are not normal. The uniform and the beta distribution with equal parameters are examples of a continuous distribution that is not normal. The uniform distribution can be discrete or continuous. ...
Asked in Biology, Statistics, Algebra, Beluga Whales
List examples of continuous variation?
Examples of continuous variation are anything that can be measured such as, shoe size, height, weight, hand span and diameter of limpit shells. Discontinuous variation however is when there is a clear cut difference such as different colours or different species. ...
Asked in Fingerprints
Is fingerprint a discontinuous variation?
Yes it is, because in discontinuous variation, the differences are clear cut and discrete, meaning that they will not merge/blend into each other. Another example of discontinuous variation would be horns in cattle. There is either the presence or absence of horns on a cow, you will not see a cow "almost having a horn". ...
What are the differences between Continuous and discrete variation?
Continuous variations have a wide range of possibilities. For example, your height is a continuous variation. There are many options (for example you could be 5'9, 4'6, 6'1) rather than an either/or situation. Discrete variations have only two possibilities. They can be thought of as "either/or" situations. For example, you can either roll your tongue or you can't. There is no grey area or in-between. ...
Asked in Genetics
Differences between continuous and discontinuous variation?
Continuous variation is where there is a spectrum of values for a given variable. Examples of this would include height in the human population, coat color among domestic cats and decibel level of lawnmowers. Discontinuous variation is where there are a set of discrete values for a given variable. Examples of this would include number of live births in the human population (0, 1, 2, etc, but not 1.5 or 2.63), gender among domestic cats (male, female, neuter), and number of tires on...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Genetics
How can the environment affect heritable characteristics?
discrete and continuous variation is the key to every thing. live life to the fullest my friends and may god bless you all ...
What has the author Michael John Finnegan written?
Michael John Finnegan has written: 'Population definition on the Northwest coast by analysis of discrete character variation' -- subject(s): Anthropometry ...