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n the tendency of a group of scores to cluster around a central representative score. The statistics most frequently used for measures of central tendency are the mean, median, and mode.
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From the external perspective, the public will gain additional and more frequent information about both the central tendencies and diversity of participants' views.
In my opinion one of the reasons why students (and sometimes us teachers) get confused by the "labeling" for measures of central tendency is that when we use real world applications for finding measures of central tendencies, in the real world--they ARE called "averages.
The first assignment asked students to demonstrate their ability in creating datasets and calculating measures of central tendencies and dispersions.
In the strict conditions of Proposition 1, or when G slightly changes, the consequence of using fractions of central tendencies as simplified updating rules for the poverty line is plain.
In this masterful study of slavery and the civil law of Louisiana, Judith Kelleher Schafer not only reveals the central tendencies in one state's slave law but illuminates developments in Louisiana society from its earliest days as a territory to the Civil War.
Though the results reported subsequently in this article represent central tendencies in the data, a great deal of diversity remains.
The minimum and maximum changes reflect the outcomes where the central tendencies of each of the input parameters are simultaneously altered in the direction that produces the greatest change in the output.
Its forecasts for real growth and inflation in 1996 and 1997 are broadly in line with the central tendencies of the forecasts of Federal Reserve policymakers.
An outlook embodying a resumption of moderate economic growth is conveyed by the central tendencies of the expectations of the Federal Reserve governors and Reserve Bank presidents for real GDP.
Specifically, the central tendencies of our forecasts are for real GDP to expand 3 percent to 3 1/4 percent over 1994 and 2 1/2 percent to 2 3/4 percent next year.
The central tendencies of the economic forecasts made by governors and Reserve Bank presidents imply expectations that economic growth this year likely will be 3 percent or slightly higher.
The central tendencies of the forecasts of GDP growth, unemployment, and inflation are quite similar to the projections put forth by the Administration in its recent reports.

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