The primary goal of this worksheet is to enable students to calculate and interpret the Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) for data sets. MAD is a fundamental concept in statistics, providing insights into the variability of data. Students will follow the step-by-step instructions to calculate the mean, absolute deviation and then finally the MAD for two different data sets.
At the end of this worksheet, students will be able to calculate and interpret the Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) for a given dataset.
Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.
Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.