Mode

Notation: Md

The mode is the value that is reported most frequently. The mean is the most representative measure in that more observations score at the mode than any other score.

A distribution can have more than one mode - bimodal or multimodal.

It can be used with nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio.

The mode is a simple statistic, not fancy. It's the only measure of central tendency that can be used with nominal variables.


The three most common measures of central tendency are the mean, the median, and the mode.