Glossary of Statistical Terms: Definition Mid-range

The mid-range is a characteristic value lying directly between the largest and smallest selectable expressions of an attribute. For example, people are asked how often they eat, out on a scale of 1 to 7. The value 4 forms the central point as it is situated between the two extreme values within the field. The mid-range can be defined independently from the answers of the respondents. Even though the mean value of the survey could be 6.2, the mid-range, by definition is always 4.

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