Answer to Question #12833 in Statistics and Probability for Dornesa
if the salary of one person is 10 times the mean, the mean salary of the group will be higher because of the unusually large salary. In this case, the median may better represent the typical salary level of the group.
Dear Mike. Thank you for adding information. As to your comment, we can add that median, instead of mean, is recommended statistic for skewed distribution, open-ended category (categories), ordinal scale data. Both median and mean are recommended statistics for interval and ratio scale data. Neither mean nor median are recommended statistics for nominal scale data. We use mode as measure of central tendency for nominal scale data.
Yes but under what circumstances
Ordinal Scale, Large mean, undetermined scores, large variance,open-ended distributions, nominal scale, normal scale, skewed distribution
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