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In this article I showed some problems with the average or arithmetic mean and in this one I discussed alternatives including the trimmed mean, Winsorized mean, and median. But that does not exhaust the variety of measures of central tendency; there is the geometric mean, for one. Today, yet another measure of central tendency: The harmonic mean.
In my article, “Measures of Central Tendency: How to go Wrong With the Mean,” I showed some problems with the average or arithmetic mean and in “Measures of Central Tendecy: The Trimmed Mean and Median,” I discussed alternatives including the trimmed mean, Winsorized mean, and median. But that does not exhaust the variety of measures of central tendency. One other measure is the geometric mean. Read more!
In a previous article I looked at how to go wrong with the mean. Today, I will look at a set of alternative measures that deal with some problems of the mean; in particular, they deal well with data that is highly skewed or has outliers. This set is the trimmed mean, the most well known of which is the median.