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Continuous Variable: Frequency Statistics HOURS PER DAY WATCHING TV N Valid 1669 Missing 869 Mean 2.98 Median 2.00 Mode 2 Std. Deviation 2.587 Variance 6.695 Skewness 3.142 Std. Error of Skewness .060 Range 24 Minimum 0 Maximum 24 Descriptive Statistics N Range Minimu m Maxim um Mean Std. Deviation Varian ce HOURS PER DAY WATCHING TV 1669 24 0 24 2.98 2.587 6.695 Valid N (listwise) 1669 1

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Report the mean, median, and mode: The mean, median, and mode are measures of central tendency. The mean is the average of a dataset, in this case, 2.98, for “hours per day watching TV.” The median represents the exact middle of a distribution, splitting the distribution in two equal parts. The median in this distribution is 2.0. The mode is the category or score with the largest frequency, in this case, 2. (Frankfort-Nachmias & Leon-Guerrero, 2018). What might be the better measure for central tendency? (i.e., mean, median, or mode) and why? Frankfort-Nachmias & Leon-Guerrero (2018) state, the mean is used to describe central tendency in interval-ratio variables such as income, age, and education. The mean of the hours of TV watched per day is 2.98, which explains many individuals watch approximately 3 hours of TV
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