central tendency

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to central tendency: standard deviation, measures of dispersion

central tendency,

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The central tendency denotes the range of estimates excluding the three highest and three lowest of the 17 policy makers' projections.
A fundamental knowledge of the simple measures of central tendency --the mean, the median, and the mode--is essential to understanding basic statistical inference.
The central tendency for PCE inflation in 2014 went from 1.
How much [+ or -] bias is associated with the central tendency of the [+ or -] random measurement error probability space?
Only late in the book does Winkler approach cross-sectional analysis, beginning with a chapter on the interpretation of frequency distributions, central tendency, and dispersion.
This claim is odd for a history professor to make because the central tendency of nineteenth-century libertarianism was radically egalitarian and antielitist.
In mathematics, an average, or central tendency of a data set is a measure of the "middle" value of the data set.
While this was based on personal market experience, other time frames could certainly be used, such as semiannually, monthly and/or other measures of central tendency, such as median or sale price per square foot.
Standard CPI is the traditional measure for inflation, but a few extreme outliers (such as the price of fuel) can throw off the average; thus the median is a more robust statistic to estimate the central tendency in the data.
The full minutes from the meeting can be found on the Fed's website and the updated quarterly forecasts are listed below: Federal Reserve economic projections: Real GDP Central tendency 2009 Est.
Through 190 or so pages, the tutor instructs her in data types, understanding numerical and categorical data, using histograms to simplify data, measures of central tendency and variability, standardization, probability, correlations and hypothesis tests.
Integrating instead of ghettoizing seems to be a central tendency to follow in today's studies in (contemporary) literature.

Full browser ?