# 1: Turning Data Into Information

### Introduction

Let's get started! Here is what you will learn in this lesson.

### Learning objectives for this lesson

Upon completion of this lesson, you should be able to understand:

- the importance of graphing your data
- how to interpret the shape of a distribution
- what is a five-number summary and its interpretation
- the meaning of descriptive statistics
- what "average" means in statistics-speak
- the relationship between mean and median of a distribution
- some basic Minitab statistics and graphing methods

Four features to consider for quantitative variables are:

- Shape
- Center or Location
- Spread (variability)
- Outliers