By Chris Dewberry
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But to say that the central tendency of the data is 5 gives a misleading impression. In fact, 5 is an extreme score, and if you consider this data you will probably agree that the central tendency actually seems to be closer to 3 than to 5. The median is normally better than the mode at capturing the central tendency of the data. e. the ﬁfth highest score is 3, the sixth highest is also 3 and 3 ϩ 3 divided by 2 ϭ 3), and this clearly does represent the central tendency of the data better than the mode of 5.
60. 17 DESCRIPTIVE AND INFERENTIAL STATISTICS Now we are nearly there! 60, by n. This n, which stands for number, refers to the number of performance ratings we are dealing with (in this case 10). 36. You will be delighted to know that equipped with a statistical program such as SPSS you will not have to do all of these computations yourself every time you want to work out the variance. This is done very quickly and easily by such programs. But it is worth going through this step-by-step in the way that we have done so that you can understand what is happening, and why the variance does constitute a measure of dispersion.
9 Ten well-being scores Rank order Case Case Well-being score Well-being score 1 10 1 1 5 2 3 2 2 1 3 11 2 3 5 4 2 3 4 3 5 4 3 5 2 6 5 3 7 6 3 6 3 8 7 4 7 2 9 8 4 8 4 10 1 5 9 5 11 9 5 10 1 However, if there is an even number of cases this does not apply. For example, if there had been 10 cases here instead of 11, there would not be a case half-way up the rank order. To get round this problem, and obtain the median with an even number of cases, add together the two numbers closest to the middle of the rank order, and divide by two.
Statistical Methods for Organizational Research: Theory and Practice by Chris Dewberry