Getting acquainted with your data

EYEBALL  YOUR  DATA
Put it in Excel
Sort it
Round it off
Tabulate it
Graph by frequency
Craph by time
X-Y scatter graph
PUT  THE  FACTS  ON  THE  TABLE
Categories versus numbers
Frequency
Mean vs median (and mode)
RESPECT  DIVERSITY
Normal diversity vs. Outliers
Imprecision v. Error
Quartiles & Interquartile Range  
Standard Deviation
                                                 

OUTLIERS: individual versus group
Tukey test for Outlines
Problem, opportunity or glitch
STATISTICAL  INFERENCE
Confidence Intervals
Group versus Standard
Group versis Group