Page 1 Measure Of Central Tendency Page 2 Measure Of Central Tendency Introduction: • In statistics, a central tendency is a central value or a typical value for a probability distribution. • It is occasionally called an average or just the center of the distribution. • The most common measures of central tendency are the arithmetic mean, the median and the mode. • Measures of central tendency are defined for a population(large set of objects of a similar nature) and for a sample (portion of the elements of a population). Page 3 Measure Of Central Tendency Introduction: • In statistics, a central tendency is a central value or a typical value for a probability distribution. • It is occasionally called an average or just the center of the distribution. • The most common measures of central tendency are the arithmetic mean, the median and the mode. • Measures of central tendency are defined for a population(large set of objects of a similar nature) and for a sample (portion of the elements of a population). Some Definitions Simpson and Kafka defined it as “ A measure of central tendency is a typical value around which other figures gather” Waugh has expressed “An average stand for the whole group of which it forms a part yet represents the whole”. In layman’s term, a measure of central tendency is an A VERAGE. It is a single number of value which can be considered typical in a set of data as a whole. Page 4 Measure Of Central Tendency Introduction: • In statistics, a central tendency is a central value or a typical value for a probability distribution. • It is occasionally called an average or just the center of the distribution. • The most common measures of central tendency are the arithmetic mean, the median and the mode. • Measures of central tendency are defined for a population(large set of objects of a similar nature) and for a sample (portion of the elements of a population). Some Definitions Simpson and Kafka defined it as “ A measure of central tendency is a typical value around which other figures gather” Waugh has expressed “An average stand for the whole group of which it forms a part yet represents the whole”. In layman’s term, a measure of central tendency is an A VERAGE. It is a single number of value which can be considered typical in a set of data as a whole. Importance Of Central Tendency • To find representative value • To make more concise data • To make comparisons • Helpful in further statistical analysis Page 5 Measure Of Central Tendency Introduction: • In statistics, a central tendency is a central value or a typical value for a probability distribution. • It is occasionally called an average or just the center of the distribution. • The most common measures of central tendency are the arithmetic mean, the median and the mode. • Measures of central tendency are defined for a population(large set of objects of a similar nature) and for a sample (portion of the elements of a population). Some Definitions Simpson and Kafka defined it as “ A measure of central tendency is a typical value around which other figures gather” Waugh has expressed “An average stand for the whole group of which it forms a part yet represents the whole”. In layman’s term, a measure of central tendency is an A VERAGE. It is a single number of value which can be considered typical in a set of data as a whole. Importance Of Central Tendency • To find representative value • To make more concise data • To make comparisons • Helpful in further statistical analysis Mean • The MEAN of a set of values or measurements is the sum of all the measurements divided by the number of measurements in the set. • The mean is the most popular and widely used. It is sometimes called the arithmetic mean.Read More

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