“Organizing, Visualizing, and Describing Data” is a Level I reading in the CFA Program. It covers the following learning outcomes.
a. Identify and compare data types;
b. Describe how data are organized for quantitative analysis;
c. Interpret frequency and related distributions;
d. Interpret a contingency table;
e. Describe ways that data may be visualized and evaluate uses of
f. Describe how to select among visualization types;
g. Calculate and interpret measures of central tendency;
h. Select among alternative definitions of mean to address an
i. Calculate quantiles and interpret related visualizations;
j. Calculate and interpret measures of dispersion;
k. Calculate and interpret target downside deviation;
l. Interpret skewness;
m. Interpret kurtosis;
n. Interpret correlation between two variables.