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Terminal Statistic

it does not give information that can be used for further calculations

2

Mode

the score that occurs most frequently

3

Median

the score associated with the 50th percentile; important as a measure of central tendency (divides the data set in half, typical score)

4

Mean

the statistical name for the arithmetic average; represented by a point on a continuous scale and may be expressed as an integer it a decimal value (most commonly used measure of central tendency)

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Central tendency

values that describe the middle, or central, characteristics of a set of data; measures provide important information that allows us to calculate the relationship of a given score to the middle scored of a data set

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Outliers

when one or more scores are considerably higher or lower than the other scores, the mean i’d pulled toward that extreme