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SOCIAL STATISTICS

Renáta Németh, Dávid Simon

ELTE

Measures of central tendency

Measures of central tendency

Up to this point: frequency distributions and charts to describe the distribution.

A simpler way of describing a distribution is to select a single number that summarizes the distribution more concisely.

Numbers that describe…

  • …what is average or typical of the distribution are measures of central tendency,

  • …the dispersion in the distribution are measures of variability.

Considerations for choosing an appropriate measure:

  • The level of measurement

  • The shape of the distribution

  • The research focus