Measure of Center 'Mean,'” “Measure of Center 'Median,'” and “Measure of Center 'Mode'”

Watch three videos (“Measure of Center ‘Mean,'” “Measure of Center ‘Median,'” and “Measure of Center ‘Mode'”) in the Calculations section of “The Visual Learner: Statistics,” located in the Topic 2 Resources.  

Go to the website, provided in the Topic 2 Resources, to generate a set of random numbers. Click on the “Get Sets’ link at the bottom left of the page to generate some data. (Note: If you are not able to access the link, you can randomly generate 10 numbers yourself for this calculation.)

Imagine these numbers are the care satisfaction scores from a recent sample of discharged patients. Randomly select one row of numbers to use for the following calculations:

  • What was the mean?
  • What was the median?
  • What was/were the mode/s?
  • Given that the range of data was between 1 and 20, what do these numbers tell you about the overall satisfaction of the patients?
  • If you were reporting these scores back to your supervisor, how would you explain or interpret these satisfaction scores?

Initial discussion question posts should be a minimum of 200 words and include at least two references cited using APA format. Responses to peers or faculty should be 100-150 words and include one reference. Refer to “Discussion Question Rubric” and “Participation Rubric,” located in Class Resources, to understand the expectations for initial discussion question posts and participation posts, respectively.