Statistics
posted by Statistics .
is the standard deviation a measure of the center or distribution...
my teacher told me center
i read the article
and i\'ve been lead to believe its a measure of the distribution not the center...
if it is a measure of the center how is it? I think it\'s a measure of the distribution...

Standard deviation is a measure of variation of scores. The measures of central tendency are the mean, mode and median.
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.