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A measure of central tendency is most representative of individual scores when there is _______ variability in the distribution.a) largeb) moderatec) extremed) little evidence to support the belief that personality can be passed on by genetics.

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A measure of central tendency is most representative of individual scores when there is _______ variability in the distribution.

a) large

b) moderate

c) extreme

d) little evidence to support the belief that personality can be passed on by genetics.

 

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Central tendency:

The central tendency is measure that identifies a single value as a representative of the data. The common measures of central tendency are mean, median, and mode. These measures give an idea about the center point of the distribution.

Step 2

If the variability of the distribution is high then central tendency give only poor idea about the central point. These measures are highly affected by extreme values.  That is measure of central tendency is less representative of the individual scores if there are extreme values o...

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