Discussion: Central Tendencies

Discussion: Central Tendencies

Discussion: Central Tendencies

MA3010 – Statistics for Health Professions


Discussion 02.1: Central Tendencies


For this discussion forum, refer to the Excel file, Discussion 2-1 Data Set, that contains 10 data points for Systolic and 10 data points for Diastolic blood pressure.


1.Identify the worksheet (tab) that matches the first letter of your LAST name (i.e., if your last name were Fudd,” you would use the data from the “F” tab).

2.Using the data from your worksheet identified in Step 1, calculate the systolic mean, median, mode, and midrange. Show in your response how you calculated each of these.

3.Using the data from your worksheet identified in Step 1, calculate the diastolic mean, median, mode, and midrange. Show in your response how you calculated each of these.



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MARC M. TRIOLA, MD, FACP New York University School of Medicine

MARIO F. TRIOLA Dutchess Community College

JASON ROY, PHD University of Pennsylvania

Perelman School of Medicine


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