Handbook of Descriptive Statistics/Measures of Distribution Shape/Skewness

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
< Handbook of Descriptive Statistics
Jump to navigation Jump to search

A normal curve is bilaterally symmetrical. Skewness is a measure of departure from a normal curve. The coefficient of skewness is a statistical measure of asymmetry of a curve. The coefficient of skewness in a normal curve is zero.