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    For each of the following, identify the scale of measurement (NOIR) and the best measure of central tendency for the data.

    A survey reports that chocolate is the most popular ice cream flavor, followed by vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate chip. What scale of measurement is being used? Should the researcher report this information as the mode, median, or mean?

    A researcher notes that the average amount spent on groceries for a family of four in a week is $138.46. What scale of measurement is being used? Should the researcher report this information as the mode, median, or mean?

    Students ranked 15 favorite television shows in terms of humor. Half of the television shows surveyed were funnier than Sponge Bob. What scale of measurement is being used? Should the researcher report this information as the mode, median, or mean?

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    For each of the following, identify the scale of measurement (NOIR) and the best measure of central tendency for the data.

    A survey reports that chocolate is the most popular ice cream flavor, followed by vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate chip. What scale of measurement is being used? Should ...

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    The solution examines the scale of measurement NOIR to measure central tendency for data.

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