sheppard-adjustment

Sheppard's correction

[shep-erdz]
noun Statistics.
a method of correcting the bias in standard deviations and higher moments of distributions that arises from grouping values of the variable.
Also called Sheppard's adjustment.


Origin:
named after William F. Sheppard (1863–1936), English statistician

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