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When research has been conducted using quantitative methods, the researcher will then have a set of raw data scores. There are 2 types of measures that can be taken; central tendency and dispersion.

Measures of central tendency:

  • Mean
  • More sensitive than the median as it uses all the values
  • Can be misrepresentative if there is an extreme value
  • Median 
  • Not affected by extreme scores, can give a representative value
  • It is less sensitive than the mean as it does not…

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