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Measure of Central Tendency for Statistical Data

Does all statistical data have a mean, median, or mode? Why? When is the mean the best measure of central tendency? When is the median the best measure of central tendency?

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Mean, median, and mode are three kinds of "averages".

All statistic data has a mean. As the "mean" is the "average" you're used to, where you add up all the numbers and then divide by the number of numbers. As long as the data set is not empty, mean always exists.

The "median" is the "middle" value in the list of numbers. To find the ...

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The solution shows how to distinguish between mean, median, and mode as it depends on the data pattern to select the best measurement of central tendency. 252 words.

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