# How to create a boxplot in spss

### How do I make a Boxplot in SPSS?

Go to Graphs > Chart Builder. In the Choose from: menu, click on

**Boxplot**. Drag the first image in the middle lower pane into the upper pane. Now drag ADIPOSITY from the upper left pane into the field on the y-axis (vertical axis) of the**boxplot**.### How do you create a box plot?

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**box**and whisker**plot**—also called a**box plot**—displays the five-number summary of a set of data. The five-number summary is the minimum, first quartile, median, third quartile, and maximum. In a**box plot**, we draw a**box**from the first quartile to the third quartile. A vertical line goes through the**box**at the median.### How do I interpret a Boxplot in SPSS?

### How do you describe a Boxplot?

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**boxplot**is a standardized way of displaying the distribution of data based on a five number summary (“minimum”, first quartile (Q1), median, third quartile (Q3), and “maximum”). It can tell you about your outliers and what their values are.### What is Boxplot in SPSS?

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**boxplot**is a chart showing quartiles, outliers and. the minimum and maximum scores for 1+ variables. Quartiles. Interquartile Range – IQR. Potential Outliers.### How do you make multiple Boxplots in SPSS?

### How do you do a side by side Boxplot in SPSS?

**Make**sure the “Gallery” tab is selected, and under “Choose from”, pick “

**Boxplot**”. Click on the “Simple

**Boxplot**” icon in the upper left corner and drag it into the large white rectangle with the blue type in the upper right

**side**of the window. Click on the “Basic Elements” tab and then click on the “Transpose” button.

### How do you analyze a Boxplot?

**Box plots are useful as they show outliers within a data set.**

- Step 1: Compare the medians of box plots. Compare the respective medians of each
**box plot**. - Step 2: Compare the interquartile ranges and whiskers of box plots.
- Step 3: Look for potential outliers (see above image)
- Step 4: Look for signs of skewness.

### How do you read a side by side Boxplot?

### How do I make a box and whisker plot in SPSS?

### How do you find Q1?

**Q1**is the median (the middle) of the lower half of the data, and Q3 is the median (the middle) of the upper half of the data. (3, 5, 7, 8, 9), | (11, 15, 16, 20, 21).

**Q1**= 7 and Q3 = 16. Step 5: Subtract

**Q1**from Q3.

### Can Excel make box and whisker plots?

**Excel**doesn’t offer a

**box-and-whisker**chart. Instead, you

**can**cajole a type of

**Excel**chart into

**boxes and whiskers**. Instead of showing the mean and the standard error, the

**box-and-whisker plot**shows the minimum, first quartile, median, third quartile, and maximum of a set of data. The median divides the

**box**.

### How do you do box and whisker plots?

**In a**

**box and whisker plot**:- the ends of the
**box**are the upper and lower quartiles, so the**box**spans the interquartile range. - the median is marked by a vertical line inside the
**box**. - the
**whiskers**are the two lines outside the**box**that extend to the highest and lowest observations.

### Why is a box plot better than a histogram?

Although

**histograms**are**better**in determining the underlying distribution of the data,**box plots**allow you to compare multiple data sets**better than histograms**as they are less detailed and take up less space. It is recommended that you**plot**your data graphically before proceeding with further statistical analysis.### Does a box and whisker plot show standard deviation?

In addition to

**showing**median, first and third quartile and maximum and minimum values, the**Box and Whisker**chart is also used to depict Mean,**Standard Deviation**, Mean**Deviation**and Quartile**Deviation**.### How do you compare box plots?

**Guidelines for**

**comparing boxplots****Compare**the respective medians, to**compare**location.**Compare**the interquartile ranges (that is, the**box**lengths), to**compare**dispersion.- Look at the overall spread as shown by the adjacent values.
- Look for signs of skewness.
- Look for potential outliers.

### What does a positively skewed box plot mean?

**Positively Skewed**: For a distribution that is

**positively skewed**, the

**box plot**will show the median closer to the lower or bottom quartile. A distribution is considered “

**Positively Skewed**” when

**mean**> median. It

**means**the data constitute higher frequency of high valued scores.

### What is Timeplot?

What is a

**Timeplot**? A**timeplot**(sometimes called a time series graph) displays values against time. They are similar to Cartesian plane x-y graphs, but while an x-y graph can plot a variety of “x” variables (for example, height, weight, age),**timeplots**can only display time on the x-axis.### What does it mean when box plots overlap?

**Overlap**is the degree of

**overlap**between the two IQRs Remember that the median is the mid-point of the data and is shown by the line that divides the

**box**into two parts. Half the scores are greater and half are less than this number. Upper quartile is the 75% point and is the line on the. right of the

**box**.

### What are the dots on a box and whisker plot?

**Dots**represent those who ate a lot more than normal or a lot less than normal (outliers). If more than one outlier ate the same number of hamburgers,

**dots**are placed side by side.

### Which box plot is more spread out?

**Most**observations concentrate at the low end of the scale. When a

**box plot**is left-skewed, values gather at the upper end, making a short and tight section there. To the left of that crowd, data points

**spread out**, creating a longer tail.