Measures of Center

  • Allan J. Rossman
  • Beth L. Chance
Part of the The Workshop Mathematics Project book series (TIMS)


You have been exploring distributions of data, representing them graphically, and describing their key features verbally. For convenience, it is often desirable to have a single numerical measure to summarize a certain aspect of a distribution. In this topic you will encounter some of the more common measures of the center of a distribution, investigate their properties, apply them to some genuine data, and expose some of their limitations.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan J. Rossman
    • 1
  • Beth L. Chance
    • 2
  1. 1.Dickinson CollegeUSA
  2. 2.University of the PacificUSA

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