The Weighted Mean and the Median

Learn about the weighted mean and the median as alternatives to the mean.


  • Learn what the weighted mean is.
  • Learn how and when to use the weighted mean.
  • Learn what the median is.
  • Learn how and when to use the median.

Mission Outline

1. Introduction
2. Different Weights
3. The Weighted Mean
4. The Median for Open-ended Distributions
5. Distributions with Even Number of Values
6. The Median as a Resistant Statistic
7. The Median for Ordinal Scales
8. Sensitivity to Changes
9. Next steps
10. Takeaways

Course Info:

Statistics Intermediate: Averages and Variability


The average completion time for this course is 10-hours.

This course requires a basic subscription. It includes one free mission, four paid missions, and one guided project. It is the 16th course in the Data Analyst in Python and Data Scientist in Python path.


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