Selecting Measures of Center & Variability for Data


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In which of these situations would you use the mode to measure the central tendency of the data?

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What is the median of the following set of numbers?

5 10 5 8 9 7 8 9 9

2. When is median a better choice than mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will check your knowledge of which measure of central tendency should be used in a given situation. You must also be able to identify a given measure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • When median is a better choice than mean
  • Identifying the median of a given number set
  • Finding the mode of a set of numbers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on center and variability of data
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a situation where the central tendency of data can be measured using the mode
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the mode of a set of numbers

Additional Learning

Learn more about data points by completing the lesson titled Selecting Measures of Center & Variability for Data. The objectives covered in the lesson include:

  • Know the different measures of central tendency
  • Understand how each measure is used
  • Define standard deviation