# Interpreting Skewness

I'm reading Dr. Shewhart and Wheeler's books, and neither think skewness has value in statistics.

When discussing the central tendency of two independent data sets that share a commonality, like same factory but different assembly line, then how should skewness be presented? Just as a value? Or, can inferences be made about the two independent groups by examining skewness?

• Very little that would be of interest can actually be said on the available information (some things can be said but they're unlikely to be especially revealing in terms of saying anything worth knowing about the workers). I'd love to see what said author thinks a good answer consists of. – Glen_b Sep 4 '15 at 8:15
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