Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 1

Is Averaging Percentages a Correct Method Statistically?

Afraa Talal Barzanji*

Community Medicine Consultant and CPHQ, Public Health Administration, Madinah, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: Afraa Talal Barzanji, Community Medicine Consultant and CPHQ, Public Health Administration, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

Received: December 02, 2021; Published: December 29, 2021

There is descriptive and inferential statistic. Mean is a descriptive statistic and it is usually referred to as the average. Mean is a central tendency measure along with mode and median. Not the frequency is summed for mean calculation, but it is the value of each of the observations. For example, in a histogram, if the observations are the scores of students, the frequency would be on y axis, and the scores on x axis. When calculating the mean; the values to be used would be the scores and not the frequency or percentage. Percentage is a descriptive statistic also.

References

  1. Manikandan S. “Measures of central tendency: The mean”. Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics 2 (2011): 140-142.
  2. Curtin University Library. “Introduction to statistics: What are descriptive statistics” (2021).

Citation

Citation: Afraa Talal Barzanji. “Is Averaging Percentages a Correct Method Statistically?". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.1 (2022): 22-23.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Afraa Talal Barzanji. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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