**Variation Is To Central Tendency As**. In this chapter we will discuss the three options for measures of central tendency. Measures of central tendency help you find the middle, or the average, of a data set.

Therefore, we can think about central tendency and variability as the cornerstone to the quantitative structure we are building. The three commonly used measures of central tendency are the mean,. I can recognize that measure of central tendency for a data set summarizes the data with a single number.