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Population parameters or population characteristics can be estimated by taking
representative samples of a population. In other words, conclusions about an
entire population can be inferred from a sampling of that population.
can then be examined and inferences made about the
general population it represents. Various measures provide different types of data
or measures of data from which conclusions can be derived. Examples of these
types of measures are Measures of Central Tendency and Measures of
Address all of the following questions in a brief but thorough manner.
What are the most common measures of central tendency? Include brief
definitions for the common measures of central tendency as part of your
How do these measures differ? How are they the same?
What information is provided by each of these measures and what do they
making as a leader and/or manager?
Firstly, What are the various measures of dispersion?
Secondly, What are the uses of these measures and what are their limitations?
Thirdly, What does each of these measures tell a researcher? A leader or
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