1. Unlike the arithmetic mean, the median can be computed from open-ended distributions. This is because it is located in the median class-interval, which would not be an open-ended class.
  2. The median can also be determined graphically whereas the arithmetic mean cannot be ascertained in this manner.
  3. As it is not influenced by the extreme values, it is preferred in case of a distribution having extreme values.
  4. In case of the qualitative data where the items are not counted or measured but are scored or ranked, it is the most appropriate measure of central tendency.