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23: Central Tendency – Mean, Median, Mode

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Central Tendency

  • Mean (Sum of scores/N)
    • Most often used measure of central tendency.
    • Works well with normal and relatively normal curves
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    • Median (50th Percentile)
      • The second most used measure of central tendency
      • Works best with highly skewed populations
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      • Mode (Most Frequent Score)
        • Least used measure of central tendency
        • Works best for highly irregular and multimodal distributions
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