Measures of central tendency include mean, mode and median among several others. They are important in research to analyze the data has been collected.

When a research is conducted, information on the characteristics of a large number of individuals that make up the population under study is collected. It is...

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Measures of central tendency include mean, mode and median among several others. They are important in research to analyze the data has been collected.

When a research is conducted, information on the characteristics of a large number of individuals that make up the population under study is collected. It is not possible to arrive at any conclusion based on the details of each person as the individual information is diverse in nature.

To arrive at any trend all the pieces of data collected are manipulated and studied. For example, if a research requires collecting the weight of a large number of people the mean gives an idea of the weight of people in general. The median would be the weight of the largest number of people and the mode would be the weight of people that is half-way between the highest and the lowest.