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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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How do you find the mode in central tendency if...

How do you find the mode in central tendency if there are no repeating values?

I had an exam today that asked to use central tendency, but there was no repeating vales. Example

1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 21
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I'll give you a hint: there can be more than one mode in a distribution.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:24 PM   #4
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I would have said that 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 21 are the modes, or that there are no modes.
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I'll give you a hint: there can be more than one mode in a distribution.
That is true, but what would the mode be with those numbers? Doesn't make sense.

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Use SPSS.
I have heard of that software, but it's very expensive.

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I would have said that 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 21 are the modes, or that there are no modes.
Haha I like the 21 modes. I would assume no mode.
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That is true, but what would the mode be with those numbers? Doesn't make sense.
Reason it out. One step at a time.
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Use SPSS.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 06:14 PM   #9
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If just asked for central tendency, what about the mean (9.67) or median (7)?
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