Central Tendency

Central Tendency - random variable data and in situations...

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Central Tendency 1 Central Tendency In statistics , the term central tendency relates to the way in which quantitative data tend to cluster around some value. A measure of central tendency is any of a number of ways of specifying this central value. In practical statistical analyses, the terms are often used before one has chosen even a preliminary form of analysis: thus an initial objective might be to choose an appropriate measure of central tendency.
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Central Tendency 2 In the simplest cases, the measure of central tendency is an average of a set of measurements , the word average being variously construed as mean, median, or other measure of location, depending on the context. However, the term is applied to multidimensional data as well as to having one
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Unformatted text preview: random variable data and in situations where a transformation of the data values for some or all dimensions would usually be considered necessary: in the latter cases, the notion of a central location is retained in converting an average computed for the transformed data back to the original units. In addition, there are several different kinds of calculations for central tendency, where the kind of calculation depends on the type of data ( level of measurement ). Both central tendency and measure of central tendency apply to either statistical populations or to samples from a population....
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2010 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Sanders during the Spring '08 term at Baltimore City.

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