The appropriate use of mean dq2 week1 - The appropriate use of mean median and mode to determine an average is based on the information gathered The

The appropriate use of mean dq2 week1 - The appropriate use...

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The appropriate use of mean, median and mode to determine an average is based on the information gathered. “The mean is the arithmetic average, the median is the point representing the 50 th percentile in a distribution, and the mode is the most common score” (Nursing Research, 2011). As the mean is the average of the sum total of numbers given, a high or low number can skew the data. At that time, the median would be more appropriate, as it is less affected by a high or low number since
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