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Central Tendency

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Central Tendency - definition(s)

Central Tendency - The phenomenon that data measured from a process generally aggregates around a value somewhere between the high and low values.

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Source: Larry English, External, 14-Jan-2009 14:26

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Central Tendency - The tendency of data gathered from a process to cluster toward a middle value somewhere between the high and low values of measurement.

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Source: American Society for Quality, 10 September 2010 09:27:58, External

Central Tendency - The numerical average (e.g. mean, median or mode) of a process distribution. Can also be displayed as the centerline of a process control chart.

An indication of the location or centrality of the data. The most common measures of central tendency are: mean (numerical average), median (the midpoint of an order data set such that half of the data points are above and half are below it) and the mode (the value that occurs most frequently).

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Source: iSixSigma, 06 January 2011 07:55:19, External 







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