Describe and contrast mean, median, and mode. What is the difference between mean and median? Which is more sensitive to large outliers? When would you rather use median than mean when reporting on disease prevalence? How might a study use report findings to its advantage by utilizing mean, median, and mode? Can you list an example of a type of result where one might prefer to use median or mode, instead of the more commonly used "mean" (often interchanged with "average")?
MEASURES OF CENTRAL TENDENCY Name: Institutional Affiliation: Measures of Central Tendency Description and Contrast of Mean, Median, and Mode Mean, mode and median are statistical terms that play a significant role in understanding the central tendency. The median is defined as the numeric value that separates the higher half within a sample, probability distribution, a population or from the lower half. In other words