## Central Tendency

In statistics, the term **central tendency** relates to the way in which quantitative data tend to cluster around some value. A measure of central tendency is any of a number of ways of specifying this "central value". In practical statistical analysis, the terms are often used before one has chosen even a preliminary form of analysis: thus an initial objective might be to "choose an appropriate measure of central tendency".

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Avrage - Solutions To Variational Problems

... Several measures of

... Several measures of

**central tendency**can be characterized as solving a variational problem, in the sense of the calculus of variations, namely minimizing ... dispersion, one asks for a measure of**central tendency**that minimizes variation such that variation from the center is minimal among all choices of center ... the sense of Lp spaces, the correspondence is Lp dispersion**central tendency**L1 average absolute deviation median L2 standard deviation mean L∞ maximum deviation midrange Thus standard deviation ...Methods of Collecting Performance Appraisal Data - Judgmental Evaluation

... The most common types of error are leniency errors,

... The most common types of error are leniency errors,

**central tendency**errors, and errors resulting from the halo effect ... assessments of performance, typically achieved by reducing the frequency of halo, leniency, and**central**-tendency errors” ... This method eliminates**central tendency**and leniency errors but still allows for halo effect errors to occur ...Avrage

... It is thus a measure of

... It is thus a measure of

**central tendency**... Many different descriptive statistics can be chosen as a measure of the**central tendency**of the data items ... mean, but depending on the nature of the data other types of**central tendency**may be more appropriate ...Numerical Data - Ordinal Scale -

... middle-ranked, item is allowed as the measure of

**Central Tendency**... middle-ranked, item is allowed as the measure of

**central tendency**however, the mean (or average) as the measure of**central tendency**is not allowed ...### Famous quotes containing the words tendency and/or central:

“This *tendency* to consider only bombings or picking up the gun as revolutionary, with the glorification of the heavier the better, we’ve called the military error.”

—Bernardine Dohrn (b. 1942)

“The *central* problem of novel-writing is causality.”

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