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After reading this chapter, you should be able to
- Identify three statistics of central tendency
- Calculate the mean, median, and mode
- Know appropriate uses of the mean, median, or mode
- Address problems of missing data
- Know when and how to weight data
- Estimate measures of central tendency from grouped data
The first family of univariate analysis is measures of central tendency, which provide information about the most ...