Some articles on sample, sample average, average:
... does not know that, and must estimate it based on this small sample chosen randomly from the population One may compute the sample average This may serve as an observable estimate ... That is the average of the squares of the deviations from 2050 ... If we knew that the population average is 2050, we could proceed as follows But our estimate of the population average is the sample average, 2052, not 2050 ...
Famous quotes containing the words average and/or sample:
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