Australian Bureau of Statistics
1332.0.55.002 - Statistical Language!, 2008
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/06/2008 First Issue
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WHEN IS THE MODE NOT A GOOD MEASURE OF CENTRAL TENDENCY?
In the above table there are two modes, 100,000 and 40,000, therefore it is impossible to determine one measure of central tendency using mode in this case.
If there is no mode in a data set (as all data items are different) then a different measure of central tendency is required.
In the above table there is no mode as all salaries are different.
The mode may not fall near the centre of the data.
In the above table the mode is now $40,000, which is not a good measure of central tendency.
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