Best measure of central tendency


  • For each of the following data sets, select the best measure of central tendency. In a few sentences, explain why your selection is the best measure of central tendency. Then compute that measure of central tendency for the data. 
  • Clearly show all the mathematical steps taken to compute the measure of central tendency.
  • Be sure to include an introduction and a conclusion in your assignment. A good introduction will give background on measures of central tendency, provide motivation for learning these ideas, and relate any personal experiences you have with the topic. A good conclusion will summarize your answers and provide insights learned from this assignment.
  • Please remember that any written part of your assignments must follow APA standards.
  1. Weight of the students in Joe’s math class, in lbs. (pounds): 217, 150, 338, 130, 165, 155, 175, 157, 159, 178, 220, 123, 450, 132, 140, 145, 381, 158, 133, 145, 173, 140
  2. Diameters (in cm) of tubes made in a factory:  1.19, 1.26, 1.26, 1.24, 1.19, 1.22, 1.25, 1.19, 1.23, 1.22, 1.24, 1.29, 1.3, 1.32, 1.22, 1.27, 1.23, 1.24, 1.27, 1.28
  3. Grade level of students in a classroom: freshman, freshman, senior, junior, sophomore, junior, junior, senior, junior, freshman, junior, freshman, sophomore, sophomore, freshman, junior, senior, freshman, sophomore, junior
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