Measures of Central Tendency and Standard Deviation

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Measures of Central Tendency and Standard Deviation Measures of Central Tendency and Standard Deviation Adrienne Harmon Capella University 5015Adv Stat Rsch Pgm Eval Professor Mallet July 0,2023
An organization called The Durante Foundation values education and wants to fund an educational community grant to enhance graduation rates. The foundation needs to understand the central tendencies for education levels of individuals within the community. A survey was taken of individuals, ages 24-35, to determine years of completed formal education. Provided is the mean, median, and mode values for grades of educational attainment within the community. These measures can help the Durante Foundation gain a better understanding of the distribution of educational attainment within the community and identify potential areas where the educational community grant could be targeted to enhance graduation rates. For example, if the mean educational attainment is higher than the median, it suggests that there might be a concentration of highly educated individuals in the community, but some individuals might have significantly lower education levels. In such cases, the foundation could consider initiatives to support those with lower education levels to increase graduation rates.
Similarly, if the mode represents a specific level of education, such as completing high school or earning a certain degree, the foundation could focus on programs or scholarships that encourage more individuals to achieve that level of education. "The mean is generally considered the best measure of central tendency and the most frequently used one": (Mankandan (2011). I selected the mean being the best choice because this average is accurate and allows for accurate explanation and evalution of the date to ensure the needs of the clients are met to reach the community "However, there are some situations where the other measures of central tendency are preferred when there are few extreme scores in the distribution" (Manikandan, 2011). Ultimately, this comprehensive analysis of the survey data and utilizing the mean and median as central tendencies will enable the Durante Foundation to make informed decisions about how best to use the educational community grant to improve graduation rates and support education in the community. References Manikandan S. (2011). Measures of central tendency: Median and mode. Journal of pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, 2(3), 214-215. https://doi.org/10.4103/0976- 500X.83300
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