# Quartile Deviation in Discrete Series | Formula, Calculation and Examples

Last Updated : 13 Oct, 2023

## What is Quartile Deviation?

Quartile Deviation (absolute measure) divides the distribution into multiple quarters. Quartile Deviation is calculated as the average of the difference of the upper quartile (Q3) and the lower quartile (Q1).

Where,

Q3 = Upper Quartile (Size of  item)

Q1 = Lower Quartile (Size of  item)

#### What is Interquartile Range?

Interquartile Range refers to the difference between two quartiles.

Interquartile Range = Q3 – Q1

## What is Coefficient of Quartile Deviation?

For comparative studies of the variability of two or more series with different units, the Coefficient of Quartile Deviation (relative measure) is used.

Where,

Q3 = Upper Quartile (Size of  item)

Q1 = Lower Quartile (Size of  item)

## Examples of Quartile Deviation in Discrete Series

#### Example 1:

From the following table, calculate the interquartile range, quartile deviation, and coefficient of quartile deviation.

#### Solution:

Q1 = 155 centimeters

Q3 = 163 centimeters

Interquartile Range = Q3 – Q1 = 163 – 155 = 8

Quartile Deviation

Coefficient of Quartile Deviation = \frac{Q_3-Q_1}{Q_3+Q_1}=\frac{163-155}{163+155}=0.025

#### Example 2:

Calculate the interquartile range, quartile deviation, and coefficient of quartile deviation from the following data.

#### Solution:

Q1 = 4

Q3 = 12

Interquartile Range = Q3 – Q1 = 12 – 4 = 8

Quartile Deviation

Coefficient of Quartile Deviation

#### Example 3:

Calculate the interquartile range, quartile deviation, and coefficient of quartile deviation from the following data.

#### Solution:

Q1 = 47 Kilograms

Q3 = 53 Kilograms

Interquartile Range = Q3 – Q1 = 53 – 47 = 6

Quartile Deviation

Coefficient of Quartile Deviation

#### Example 4:

Calculate the interquartile range, quartile deviation, and coefficient of quartile deviation from the following data.

#### Solution:

Q1 = 40 Years

Q3 = 60 Years

Interquartile Range = Q3 – Q1 = 60 – 40 = 20

Quartile Deviation

Coefficient of Quartile Deviation

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