*Using the Describe Function*

The Describe
menu in EZAnalyze provides you with a choice of two ways to describe
your data - *Descriptive statistics* or *Percentages* (glossary)*.*

To use the describe menu, select "Describe" from the EZAnalyze main menu in Excel, then select from one of the choices presented to you. The choices are:

DESCRIPTIVE
STATISTICS - Descriptive
statistics are commonly used statistics for reporting
general characteristics of your data. Specifically, you
can obtain the* mean, median, mode, range, minimum
value, and maximum value* (glossary)
for each *numeric variable* (glossary)
contained in your data.

PERCENTAGES
- Percentages allow you to describe your data in terms of the relative* frequency* (glossary)
of occurance for each value of a given variable. For
example, if you had a data set that contained a "gender" variable,
calculating the percentages on the gender variable would
tell you what percent of the people in your data set
are males and what percent are females. ALSO, if you
have missing values, in your data, you can use the PERCENTAGES
function to tell you how many missing values there are.