When data is collected, the most common calculations computed are the Measures of Central Tendency, mean, median and mode. It is important to know how to compute these values and it is also extremely important to know what these values mean in context of the data set.
Use the internet to find a data set. Key terms to search: Free Public Data Sets and Medical Data Sets.
- Introduce your Data Set and Cite the Source.
- Why was this data interesting to you?
- Calculate measures of central tendency (Mean, Median & Mode) and measures of variation (Range and Standard Deviation) for your data. Write a sentence for each calculation explaining what that value means in context of your data.