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Hi guys,
I'm having trouble justifying which representation is more accurate, mean or median. I was advised by someone that the mean with standard deviation was better. However the distribution looks skewed to me and I was under the impression that if data uneven, to use the median over mean. Why in this case would the mean be better than the median?
Mean was 8.6 with a standard deviation of 14.5 whilst the median was 3.44 with IQR of 9.5.
I've attached a copy of my data table and ogive.

Any advice given would be appreciated.
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I would tend to agree that if the data is not normally distributed, and this data is skewed, the median is a better way to go.


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