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The mean is the average of a list of values. The mean may not be one of the original number s in the list. The median is the middle value in the list of values. The source below explains how the median can be a simpler way to track self-measured blood pressure. Instead of doing difficult calculations during a medical visit, it saves time and is also dependable to use the median as a way to measure values that patients receive when taking their own blood pressure. Another interesting study I read discusses how using the median velocity instead of the mean
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Unformatted text preview: velocity may be more beneficial when using loop detectors for freeway traffic detection. The argument for this case is very similar to the ones mentioned previously in this line of discussion. The median is not affected the same way as the mean by outliers. Sources: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/meanmode.htm http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0953620506002548 citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.33.8896&rep. .....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course STATISTIC GM533 taught by Professor Henry during the Fall '10 term at Keller Graduate School of Management.

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