measure of central tendency


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measure of central tendency

A central value that best represents a distribution of data.
 
Examples
Mean, median, mode.
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When presenting per capita figures for various indicators, ranges and standard deviations would have allowed for more nuanced inferences about the overall distribution and the usefulness of the average as a measure of central tendency. The presentation of percentages, too, may be ambiguous.
Mean is one measure of central tendency and is the most stable; in multiple samples from a population, the means will be very similar.
Those areas outside the MAAR[R] service area have recently pulled the measure of central tendency higher than the figure inside the MAAR[R] area.