Central tendency

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In statistics, a central tendency (or 'measure of central tendency') is a central or typical value for a probability distribution.[1] Measures of central tendency are often called averages.[2]

The most common measures of central tendency are the arithmetic mean, the median and the mode.

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  1. Weisberg H.F 1992. Central tendency and variability, p2. Sage University Paper Series on Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. ISBN 0-8039-4007-6
  2. Upton G. & Cook I. 2008. Oxford dictionary of statistics. OUP (entry for "central tendency"). ISBN 978-0-19-954145-4