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standard deviation

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

A measure of the dispersion of data in statistics. For a set of values a 1, a 2, a 3, … an , the mean m is given by (a 1 + anull...

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standard deviation

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 123 words.

A statistical measure, standard deviation describes the degree of deviation of a set of values in a distribution from the

standard deviation

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 73 words.

In statistics, a measure of deviation of observed data or scores from the mean. A small standard deviation indicates

A note on standard deviation and standard error

Hossein Hassani, Mansoureh Ghodsi and Gareth Howell.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

Many students confuse the standard deviation and standard error of the mean and are unsure which, if either, to use in presenting data. In this article, we endeavour to address these...

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standard deviation

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Business and Management

January 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 74 words.

A measure of the dispersion of statistical data. For a series of n values x 1, x 2, x n...

standard deviation

Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Business and Management

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 74 words.

A measure of the dispersion of statistical data. For a series of n values x 1, x 2, x n...

standard deviation

John Duignan.

in A Dictionary of Business Research Methods

P ublished online February 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 206 words.

*Descriptive statistics; the most commonly used *measure of dispersion, it is an indication as to how representative the ...

standard deviation

John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 43 words.

In a sample of observations, a commonly used measure of dispersion, defined as the square root of the average

standard deviation

Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles and John Black.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 45 words.

In a sample of observations, a commonly used measure of *dispersion, defined as the square root of the average of squared deviations of the observations from the sample mean. In a...

standard deviation

Edited by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 45 words.

In a sample of observations, a commonly used measure of *dispersion, defined as the square root of the average of squared deviations of the observations from the sample mean. In a...

standard deviation

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 4 words.

standard deviation

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 4 words.

standard deviation

Edited by Jonathan Law and John Smullen.

in A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 61 words.

A measure of the dispersion of statistical data. For a series of n values x 1, x 2,

standard deviation

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 72 words.

A measure of the dispersion of statistical data. For a series of n values x 1, x 2,

standard deviation

Charles Doyle.

in A Dictionary of Marketing

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Marketing. 48 words.

The movement and variation of the spread of *data from the average. A low SD indicates that the data

standard deviation

Charles Doyle.

in A Dictionary of Marketing

January 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Marketing. 51 words.

The movement and variation of the spread of *data from the average. A low SD indicates that the data points tend to be very close to the mean, and a high SD indicates that the data is...

standard deviation

Mark Elliot, Ian Fairweather, Wendy Olsen and Maria Pampaka.

in A Dictionary of Social Research Methods

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 28 words.

A *measure of dispersion for *continuous variables which is a building block for many other statistics. The standard

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

standard deviation

Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Social Sciences; Economics. 74 words.

A measure of the dispersion of statistical data. For a series of n values x 1, x 2, x n...

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...

standard deviation of returns

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

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

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