Definition of central tendency in English:
The tendency for the values of a random variable to cluster round its mean, mode, or median.
- The arithmetic mean is useful, but it is not sufficient to describe a population because of the range of values from the central tendency.
- McCall and Simmons note that ‘cultures are, not all that simple or homogeneous… the best conceptual models of cultures can only state correctly the central tendencies of ranges of variation.’
- Descriptive analysis was performed on the returned questionnaires with response mode as the measure of central tendencies.
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