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El Hermano



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:38 pm Reply with quote
Mean and average are the same thing, is there a reason the article keeps using "mean average"?
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mewpudding101
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:49 pm Reply with quote
4,410,000 yen is the average!? That's news to me!! Anime cry
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Frog-kun



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:07 pm Reply with quote
El Hermano wrote:
Mean and average are the same thing, is there a reason the article keeps using "mean average"?


It's because the data also includes the median, so I took care to distinguish. Although we often mean "mean" when we say "average" they're not interchangeable terms.
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Ashley Hakker



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:18 pm Reply with quote
El Hermano wrote:
Mean and average are the same thing, is there a reason the article keeps using "mean average"?


Because 'Mean' and 'Average' are not the same thing. There are MULTIPLE kinds of 'Average' in statistics. 'Mean Average' is just one and it is the one you think of as simply 'Average' but it's not the only kind of average, so 'Mean Average' is being specific.
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StarfighterPegasus



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:15 pm Reply with quote
mewpudding101 wrote:
4,410,000 yen is the average!? That's news to me!! Anime cry
All the more reason to support the industry
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AutoOps007



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:33 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, it's been well documented that most animators are underpaid, and you don't really make much until you become an animation director. It being animated by mostly people in their twenties is kinda surprising (I would assume there would be a somewhat even split between them and people in their thirties-forties). Good to see conditions have improved for older people though, and hopefully things improve for the younger ones too.
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omiya



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:06 am Reply with quote
Median wage figures would give a better indication (that is for a specific group, half earn more than the median, half earn less than the median).

Average wage figures make the situation look better, whereas in fact the "average wage earner" is better off than the majority of the group.
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