Asked by Brianna Kayla on Jul 24, 2024

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What is the most commonly used measure of dispersion?

A) Range

B) Mean deviation

C) Standard deviation

D) Variance

A) Range

B) Mean deviation

C) Standard deviation

D) Variance

Measure Of Dispersion

An indication of how spread out the values of a dataset are, which can include range, variance, or standard deviation.

Standard Deviation

A statistical measure of the dispersion or variability in a set of values, indicating how much the values deviate from the mean of the set.

- Explore and calculate metrics of statistical dispersion.

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Veronica Prado

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Final Answer :

C

Explanation :

Standard deviation is the most commonly used measure of dispersion because it takes into account every data point and provides a more precise measure of how spread out the data is. Range and mean deviation are less precise measures of dispersion and variance is less commonly used because it is in squared units which can be more difficult to interpret.

## Learning Objectives

- Explore and calculate metrics of statistical dispersion.