Question

The median is an appropriate measure of central tendency for _____ data.

Answer #1

We know that more the distribution is skewed, the difference between mean and median is also greater and thus the greater emphasis is given on median rather compared to mean. We also know that, the median is usually preferred to other measures of central tendency when we are dealing with ordinal data or with skewed data. For ordinal data, mode is also there, but compared with median, median gets the first choice.

Thus, we can see that the median is usually preferred for ordinal data or skewed data set.

**The median is an appropriate measure of central tendency
for skewed data.**

When data is at the categorical level of measurement, which
measure of central tendency should be used to summarize the
data
A.) both the mean and median are appropriate
B.) neither the mean or median are appropriate
C.) mean
D.) median

When would median be a better measure of central tendency?
Please give an example.

When would median be a better measure of central tendency?
Please give an example.

What measure of central tendency is most appropriate for the
following data set and why? A list of insurance charges for all
patients receiving in-patient treatment at a hospital. The variable
of interest is the cost of treatment.

choose the most appropriate measure of central
tendency (mean, median, mode) and dispersion(range, inter
quartiles, standard deviation) and whyd you choose them
a scientist is studying the effect of socioeconomic
class on the average family size. while reviewing the distribution
of the collected data, the scientist found that a large majority of
the families had two or less children while very few families had 5
or more children

5.
What measure of central tendency (mean, median, or mode) should you
use if you wish the deviations above the measure to be equal in
size to the deviations below the measure?

when using mean to describe the central tendency of a
variable, the most appropriate measure to describe dispersion
is

1.The median is a measure of central tendency (or
location)?
True
False
2,The mean computed from ungrouped data is a more accurate measure
than the mean computed from grouped data?
True
False
3.The mode for the following values is "0"?...3.4, 4.7, 1.9,
7.6, 6.5.
True
False
4.A distribution of data that is positively skewed is left
skewed?
True
False
5.In a numerical batch of data the value of "Q3" can never be
smaller than the value of "Q1"?
True
False ...

MEASURE OF CENTRAL TENDENCY CANNOT GIVE COMPLETE PICTURE OF DATA
FOR INTERPRETATION.WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION IS NECESSARY TO MAKE
SENSE OF MEASURE OF CENTRAL TENDENCY?MEAN LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A A
CITIZEN OF PAKISTAN IS 58 YEARS.WHAT DOES IT MEANS..EXPLAIN USING
STATISTICAL KNOWLEDGE.

Mean, median, and mode are the three measures of central
tendency that we learned about in this class. We use these to
describe the center of a distribution. For each of the following
examples please identify which measure of central tendency should
be used given the situation.
A negatively skewed distribution
A platykurtic distribution

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