Median Absolute Deviation: Formula & Examples


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The median of 1, 1, 4, 5, 10 is _____.

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1. Given the numbers 15, 16, 113 and 13, which number is the outlier?

2. The statistical measure called MAD which is insensitive to outliers, uses the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Median absolute deviation (MAD) is a statistical approach that is used to help researchers calculate statistical models in a way that is less affected by outliers. This assessment was made to test your understanding of MAD and its benefits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessment questions to assess your understanding and skills regarding:

  • How to find the median of a data set
  • The identification of outliers
  • How MAD is insensitive to outliers
  • Calculation for MAD

Skills Practiced

A few important skills covered in this assessment include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding what MAD is and how it works
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to calculate MAD for practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the advantage of using MAD

Additional Learning

Complete the lesson that comes with this assessment, Median Absolute Deviation: Formula & Examples, to improve your understanding of the material covered in the assessment and review:

  • The definition of spread and deviation
  • Steps used to find MAD
  • An example problem for finding MAD