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The central tendency of a group of scores (a distribution) refers to the middle of the group of scores. The three measures of central tendency: mean, mode, and median (Aron, et al., 2013, p. 76). The mean is usually considered the best measure of central tendency and is the ordinary average (Aron, et al., 2013, p. 76). This reminds me of a philosophical and spiritual saying, as is above, so is below to describe cause and effect and other spiritual concepts. The mode is the most common single value in a distribution, the value that shows up most often and is usually not a very good way to describe score distributions (Aron, et al., 2013, p. 79). The mean is preferred mainly because it is most accurate. If numeric distribution scores change the mean reflects the changes, whereas the mode does not but the mode is good to

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