1) When is "mode" the better measure?
Think about what you have learned and how you can relate it to your profession, your daily life, or a realistic hypothetical situation.
3) List the dataset.
4) What does the mode tell us about the data?
5) Why is the mean a poor measure for this data?
1. Mode is a better measure than the mean when you have a set of data with one or a few outliers that significantly skews the mean from the rest of the data. An outlier skewing the data will result in a mean that does not convey reliable information about the rest of the dataset. For example, if you are looking at a small company where most of the employees are making a similar amount except for the CEO (who ...
This solution provides an explanation for how the mode can be a better representation of a dataset than the mean. Included is a practical example illustrating a scenario in which the mode is superior.