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    When is mean the best measure of central tendency?

    when is median the best measure of central tendency?

    when is mode the best measure of central tendency?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricky j View Post
    When is mean the best measure of central tendency?

    when is median the best measure of central tendency?

    when is mode the best measure of central tendency?
    Mode - when the data is categorical (like one of {cat, dog, horse, rabbit})

    Median - skewed interval or ratio data (numerical quantity like weight or height)

    Mean - symetric interval or ratio data (numerical quantity like weight or height)

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