Measure of Central Tendency

Pronunciation: /ˈmɛ ʒər ʌv ˈsɛn trəl ˈtɛn dən si/ ?

In statistics, measure of central tendency is any metric that identifies the center of a set of numbers. One such measure is an average or arithmetic mean. Another measure of central tendency is the median. A third is the mode.

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  1. measure of central tendency. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. (Accessed: 2009-03-12). http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/measure of central tendency.

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  • McAdams, David. Average. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Average.
  • McAdams, David. Arithmetic Mean. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Arithmetic%20Mean.
  • McAdams, David. Median. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Median%20(Statistics).
  • McAdams, David. Mode. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Mode.

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