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# Central Tendency, Skewed Distributions, Discrete and Continuous

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Question 1:
When is the mean the best measure of central tendency? When is the median the best measure of central tendency? Explain.

Questions 2:

A researcher has determined that the distribution of annual salaries of NBA players is bell-shaped and symmetrical about the mean salary, do you think that introducing Michael Jordan's last annual salary of more than \$30 million would skew this distribution? Explain why or why not. What would be the best measure of central tendency for this distribution? Explain

Question 1:
Give an example representing a discrete probability distribution and a continuous probability distribution. Explain why your choice is discrete and continuous.

Questions 2:

Carefully define a standard normal distribution. Why does a researcher want to go from a normal distribution to a standard normal distribution? Explain.

##### Solution Summary

This solution answers four questions about central tendency, skewed distributions, discrete and continuous probability distributions and the standrd normal distribution.

##### Measures of Central Tendency

This quiz evaluates the students understanding of the measures of central tendency seen in statistics. This quiz is specifically designed to incorporate the measures of central tendency as they relate to psychological research.