# central tendency

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## central tendency

n
(Statistics) statistics the tendency of the values of a random variable to cluster around the mean, median, and mode
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Based on the central tendencies submitted by FOMC participants, between June 2015 and June 2016 the typical participant marked down her estimates of both output and unemployment by 0.
For most of the period, the midpoints of the central tendencies projected faster real GDP growth than actually occurred.
The statistics used for understanding census data are called Central Tendencies, meaning that they are the central values for a set of numbers.
ahead, the central tendencies of participants' projections for real GDP growth
An alternative, and perhaps superior, approach to analyzing central tendencies is to examine the whole distribution, because this method can yield valuable information about the differences between conditions.
Assume prediction is possible (clockwork universe); gather data and relationships and see what you learn (inductive thinking); identify central tendencies (law of large numbers); rely on logic, math, and science (science as a predictive discipline); identify areas to be evaluated for change impacts (future-oriented mind-set); identify key trends and forces (change drivers); and pursue central tendency causal impacts as far as possible while assuming other things unchanged (disciplined web of implications).
6) We will also publish a comparison with the previous set of quarterly projections, a chart showing central tendencies and ranges for each variable, and charts showing the distribution of participants' projections and how that distribution has changed since the previous release.
Do we clearly demonstrate when those central tendencies would yield more useful data?
The book focuses on the central tendencies in American life along with a number of their countervailing social movements.
The course focused on frequencies, measures of central tendencies and dispersion, chi-square and crosstabs, correlations, t-tests, ANOVAs, and regression.
What is wanted in this paper is (i) to obtain simplifications in calculus while simultaneously considering the three major central tendencies of a distribution (mean, median, and mode); and (ii) to simultaneously obtain a simple parametric expression of the Watts measure, the head-count index, and the Gini coefficient of inequality.
The minimum and maximum changes reflect the outcomes where the central tendencies of each of the input parameters are simultaneously altered in the direction that produces the greatest change in the output.
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