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July 2nd, 2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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Need a little direction....

First of all, this forum newbie is so excited to find this site! I know it'll help!

So I just need a little direction on the concept of the final number I came up with. I have calculated the Mean, Standard Deviation, and Coefficiant of Variation for two categories with two sets within them. They are the following:

Category 1
Average size of leaves that have already fallen off the tree have a mean size of : 2.17 inches
Average size of leaves that are still attached to a tree has the mean size of: 2.33 inches.
Standard Deviation for fallen leaves are: 0.46
Standard Deviation for attached leaves are: 0.27
Coefficient of Variation of fallen leaves are:0.21%
Coefficient of Variation of attached leaves are: 0.12%

Category 2

Set 1: Average amount of eggs laid by a snail in 24 hours is:67.66
Set 2: Average amount of eggs laid by a snail in 24 hours is:64.17

Sd Set 1:2.25
SD Set 2:2.79
COV Set 1:0.03%
COV Set 2:0.04%


Now that I have the data, what can I gather from this? I really do not understand what the COV interprets. I googled 'what COV represents" but I still don't understand. I'm suppose to compare the leaves COV and also compare the snails COV, then compare them against eachother. I really have no idea how to apply this data into an explanitory summary. I'm not asking for anything detail just some help on directing my thoughts. Please?
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July 26th, 2012, 04:10 AM   #2
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Re: Need a little direction....

If you have the actual data sets you can do ANOVA.. I don't really know what you're asking.
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