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John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 4 words.

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standard deviation

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 4 words.

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standard deviation

Graham Upton and Ian Cook.

in A Dictionary of Statistics

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics. 25 words.

The square root of the *variance. Karl *Pearson introduced the term in 1893, using the symbol

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standard deviation

Graham Upton and Ian Cook.

in A Dictionary of Statistics

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics. 28 words.

The square root of the *variance. Karl *Pearson introduced the term in 1893, using the symbol σ in the following year....

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standard deviation

Donald Fenna.

in A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

January 2002; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Numerical and Computational Mathematics. 395 words.

statistics. Symbol s.d., σ. A measure of the variability in a set of numbers, equal to the square root of the variance (a less convenient measure of variability, as is also the mean...

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standard deviation

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 57 words.

A measure of the normal variation of a population. In any given measurement, two-thirds of the population fall within one

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standard deviation

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 65 words.

A measure of the normal variation of a population. In any given measurement, two-thirds of the population fall within one

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standard deviation

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 100 words.

(in statistics) a measure of the scatter of observations about their arithmetic *mean, which is calculated from the

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standard deviation

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 180 words.

abbr.: SD; symbol: s (for a sample) or σ (for a distribution); the common measure of dispersion of

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standard deviation

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 63 words.

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A measure of the distribution around the mean of a group of defined values. Normally, the values of 68

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standard deviation

Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pure Mathematics. 61 words.

The positive square root of the *variance, a commonly used measure of the *dispersion of observations in

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standard deviation

Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pure Mathematics. 73 words.

The positive square root of the *variance, a commonly used measure of the *dispersion of observations in a sample. For a ...

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standard deviation

Peter Moles and Nicholas Terry.

in The Handbook of International Financial Terms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 124 words.

A measure of the dispersion of a distribution and therefore a useful measure of its risk. The square root

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standard deviation

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 14 words.

Symbol: σ (for a distribution) or s (for a sample) Abbrev.: SD

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standard deviation

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 42 words.

A statistical index of the variability of data within a distribution. It is the square root of the average of the squared deviation from the mean; that is, it equals the square root of the...

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Mode Effects on Variances, Covariances, Standard Deviations, and Correlations

Jorre T. A. Vannieuwenhuyze.

in Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 8165 words.

The European Social Survey (ESS) program currently includes an investigation of mixed-mode survey designs, in which different respondents complete the survey by different survey modes. Such...

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Final height in survivors of childhood cancer compared with Height Standard Deviation Scores at diagnosis

S. L. Knijnenburg, S. Raemaekers, H. van den Berg, I. W. E. M. van Dijk, J. A. Lieverst, H. J. van der Pal, M. W. M. Jaspers, H. N. Caron, L. C. Kremer and H. M. van Santen.

in Annals of Oncology

April 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology. 4254 words.

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Our study aimed to evaluate final height in a cohort of Dutch childhood cancer survivors (CCS) and assess possible determinants of final height,...

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standard deviation of returns

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A measure of a security's or a portfolio's volatility.

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John Duignan.

in A Dictionary of Business Research Methods

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 16 words.

*Descriptive statistic, *measure of dispersion calculated for a *sample drawn from a *population.

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standard deviation (in statistics)

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 43 words.

A measure of the range of variation from an average of a group of measurements. 68% of all measurements fall

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