# Ch4PPT - Chapter 4 Measures of Central Tendency What is a...

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Chapter 4 – 1 Chapter 4 Measures of Central Tendency What is a measure of central tendency? Measures of Central Tendency Mode Median Mean Shape of the Distribution Considerations for Choosing an Appropriate Measure of Central Tendency

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Chapter 4 – 2 Numbers that describe what is average or typical of the distribution You can think of this value as where the middle of a distribution lies. What is a measure of Central Tendency?
Chapter 4 – 3 The category or score with the largest frequency (or percentage) in the distribution. The mode can be calculated for variables with levels of measurement that are: nominal, ordinal, or interval-ratio. The Mode

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The Mode: An Example Example: Number of Votes for Candidates for Mayor of Camarillo, California . The mode, in this case, gives you the “central” response of the voters: the most popular candidate. Sheriff Tupper
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## This note was uploaded on 07/13/2011 for the course SOC 301 taught by Professor Heberle during the Spring '11 term at University of Louisville.

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