Describe the three measures of central tendency Mean Mode and Median
Measures of Central Tendency
Mean. Median, Mode
There are several ways to measure the tendency of a set of data.
The one number that will help describe the set of data. Mean:
The mean is what is popularly known as the average. To compute it we add up all the numbers and divide by the quantity of numbers in the data set.
Basic definition of statistical variation
Variation describes how spread out the data is. The tighter and skinnier the distribution the smaller the variation.
Variation is found in all things we measure however we want to minimize any variation we might introduce through measurement.
The less variation in our data the more accurate we can be in making predictions and conclusions from our data.
Basic variation in statistics range standard deviation and Variance
Range;- The range is one way to measure the spread of a set of data. It is defined as the difference between the highest value and the lowest value in a data set. The range is always positive. The larger the range the greater the spread of the data. The smallest range you can have is zero.
This would indicate that every value in the data set is the same. The range can sometim