I'm new to stats and have an assignment where they ask for the descriptive statistics for some variables. I typically think of these as central tendency and variability, but some of the variables are categorical. By definition of descriptive statistics I think frequencies would count, but I haven't seen it explicitly stated. Thanks!
Descriptive Statistics encompasses Mode(A value that occurs with greatest frequency) in the Measures of Location. Also when we make tabular, graphical and numerical summaries of data to describe data, we include information on how much or how many of something. We include Histograms to analyze distribution of data. Histograms are based on frequency of occurrences too. Hence, Descriptive Statistics includes frequencies.