# 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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The current 2019 GDP central tendency to 1.9%-2.2% is skewed below our own 2.4% forecast.
The measure of central tendency reached its highest level in six years, with DGBAS attributing the relatively high figure to pay rises which took place in 2017, as well as strong economic performance in the first half of that year.
This textbook introduces statistical techniques for nurses, covering data presentation; descriptive statistics, probability, and measures of central tendency; data measurement; sampling methods; generating the research idea; sample size, effect size, and power; chi-square; the Student t-test; analysis of variance; correlation coefficients; regression analysis; and relative risk, odds ratio, and attributable risk.
The shaded region provides the SEP "central tendency," the range of estimates provided by FOMC participants after excluding the three highest and three lowest responses.
(6) Using individual participants' projections for the one-year-ahead federal funds rates, we compute the width of the central tendency as the difference between the maximum and minimum projections after dropping the top and bottom three observations.
When we choose the different sparse bases during the process of reconstruction of ADMM, the error would be different and we compare them in two ways: central tendency and dispersion tendency.
However, we will also be presenting three estimates of the central tendency of the scores on a test (the mean, median, and mode) and four statistics that helped us understand the dispersion of the scores (high, low, range, and standard deviation).
The author defines collapsing of the sacred and the profane as a central tendency of African aesthetics, transformed and rearticulated here in the Americas.
* describe and account for central tendency and variation in the intakes of vitamin E from natural sources;
That compares with a 2.5% midpoint of the central tendency of estimates submitted by Fed officials at their March meeting, the last time they issued updated forecasts.
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