The expected value of a random variable; or a location measure for a sample.

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High Standard Deviation for Leave one out cross-validation?

I am using the leave one out cross-validation technique to evaluate my model. If the prediction on the test sample is right the output is 1 otherwise 0. So I have a array of N samples with 0's and 1's ...
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Standard Deviation After Subtracting One Mean From Another

I've got two sets of data from some fluorescent cells. The first set is when the cells don't have their fluorescence switched on, but they are still faintly glowing. The second set is when they do ...
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Estimating the ratio of cell means in ANOVA under lognormal assumption

I am conducting a two-sample test (1-way ANOVA with 2 treatments), and the goal is to estimate the ratio of cell means assuming that the data are lognormal. A simple approach is to log the response ...
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How to Test if the Difference between Two Means from Different Samples are Significant?

here are distributions of four samples: and the following is the table of data: I would like to test: (1) if the difference between means of "Give" and "Work-Give" samples is significant; and (2) ...
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Given MTTF and Number of Items, how to calculate failing parts with Time?

I am wondering how to make use of MTTF Here is the situation, I am given an MTTF for an item type x and a certain demand for that item in the next 25 years, say 100 parts that will be in operation ...
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Contribution of residuals to the mean error

I have data for 1000 students' performance over 10 different tests on a scale of 0 -100 (a 1000 rows X 10 col matrix). I calculated the mean score and the associated std. deviation for each student. ...
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Average of predicted values with logistic regression

I have a large unbalanced dataset (the target has ~1500x more 0's than 1's) on which I train a logistic regression algorithm to predict the probability of success (Not a binary outcome but a real ...
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Should I use t-test on highly skewed and discrete data?

I have samples from a highly skewed dataset about users' participation (e.g.: number of posts), that have different sizes (but not less than 200) and I want to compare their mean. For that, I'm using ...
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Should I use t-test on highly skewed data ? Scientific proof, please?

I have samples from a highly skewed (looking like an exponential distribution) dataset about users' participation (e.g.: number of posts), that have different sizes (but not less than 200) and I want ...
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Name for the special estimate of the mean

During my masters studies, I heard about the following estimate of the mean: We take the minimal and the maximal value from sample and simply average them out. Does this estimate have any name? And ...
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Mean accuracy for sum of squares/variance

Formality says that when computing the sample variance or sum of squares one computes a sample mean with the sample data given. If for some reason I had access to a better estimate of the mean (from ...
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Do you need to report the standard error of the mean when the sample is the population?

The other day, my tutor told me that whenever a mean value is reported, the standard error of the mean must be reported alongside. But surely this isn't always the case? For example, let's say we ...
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Evaluating mean-squared error

Hello I am running a Regression Tree experiment. I am new to Regression Trees, and I am using Mean Squared error to test my tree. I am confused because I am getting a large Mean Squared Error but I ...
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How to calculate the variance for mean of means?

I have been reading up on how to calculate variance for different situations and the following has me confused….. If I take a number of samples (e.g. choose 5 kids in a class and ask them how many ...
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How can I calculate a confidence interval for true mean of one set being higher than another, based on samples from each?

I have two sets A and B each containing N elements and want to show that the true mean of A is less than that of B with certain degree of confidence. (Specifically, the sets represents items of "yes" ...
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What is $\bar\mu_n$?

Am I right in thinking that it is the average of the sum of $n$ different populations means? Here it is used in the context that confused me. It's the Chebychev WLLN, apparently. "If $x_i, i = 1, ...
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Comparing the mean difference between data measured by different equipment, t-test suitable?

My problem is as follows: I have 2 measuring devices, both using different measuring techniques, each trying to quantify properties of objects passing their measurement area. The devices measure the ...
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Formula for “adjusted mean” - Is this correct?

I am working on a software project involving statistical analysis of myoelectrical signals (EMG). One client requested the calculation of "adjusted average" for a given signal interval. His ...
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Comparison of two means

Which test should I use, if I want to compare the mean of the whole sample with the mean of the fraction of the sample? So for example the mean of the whole classroom taking the test and the mean of ...
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Does the standard error assume the mean is the centre of the distribution?

In statistics we can calculate a mean of a sample and the standard error of the mean. Let's say the mean of a sample is 2 and the standard error 1.5. If we repeatedly sampled from this population, it ...
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Different means with barchart and descriptives in SPSS

I have a dataset (in SPSS 22) with different measurements of children, with the children in rows and with the measurements as variables in the columns. For example, the activity levels of the children ...
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Averaging z scores when doing a “group by”

I have a dataset where each row is an hourly measurement of certain fields (columns). For each column I then add another column that is its respective z score relative to the entire population. If I ...
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Drawing numbered balls from an urn

PROBLEM There is an urn with a set of balls where each ball is labeled with a different integer. The numbers on the balls are known and are not a range of integers. For example the set of balls could ...
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Using more measurements of lower quality or just the one with the best quality?

I am currently trying to analyze some pupillometry data. The device I use gives me X and Y measurements of the pupil area (from which I compute the total area via $A = \pi \times ...
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Better estimator of expected sum than mean

I am trying to find the optimal estimator for the maximal expected $\Sigma X_i$ where $X_i$ is sampled from an unknown distribution which is chosen to be maximal. To clarify and simplify, there are ...
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Largest eigenvalue of this random 2x2 matrix

Consider four random complex vectors $\mu_i$ of length $K$ whose entries are drawn from the complex normal distribution $\mathcal{CN}(\mathbf{0},\mathbb{1})$ centered in zero and of unit variance. ...
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How to calculate Estimated Arithmetic Mean for a lognormal distribution

I have been tasked to program functions from some Excel sheet into a asp.net app so it can be shared to my colleagues via a web interface. However, I am stuck on one thing. I have a set of variables ...
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Timeseries: Find points deviating from the mean

I haven't done much time-series modelling at all and now I have a dataset which screams "time series" at me and now I am hunting for a model. The data: Imagine a video watched by ~400 people, 100 ...
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$E(X_1| \overline X ) = \overline X$, the sample mean

Let $X_1, X_2, ..., X_n$ be a random iid sample from a population with mean $\theta$. Now I am wondering about the intuition behind $E(X_1| \overline X ) = \overline X$, the sample mean. If we just ...
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How to calculate mean on group statistics

How can I calculate the mean of the first schema? I don't have the individual values of the sample. Std. Deviation (B) is 0.6441.
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Why do means&error bars in an ANOVA graph depend on the factors and covariates that define it?

I have a mixed-model design with between-subjects factors Group (treatment, control) and Difficulty (easy, hard), and within-subjects factor Timepoint (pre, post). I want to use my statistical package ...
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Question about standard deviation and central limit theorem

I have a quick question about the central limit theorem. Lets say I measure some value that comes from an arbitrary distribution N times and I repeat this M times. I understand that if I calculcate ...
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Estimating a distribution based on three percentiles and a mean

I have a set of percentiles the 10-th, 50-th and 90-th. Furthermore I have the mean value. I am trying to reconstruct the underlying distribution. The question is similar to Estimating a ...
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Symmetry of a distribution

I have received a sample, summarized by a frequency table with groups (i.e. 1-7, 7-10, 10-13, 13-16, etc...) I calculated the mean and median, both were around 15, the mean was 15.3, the median 15.6. ...
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Adding mean and standard deviation to each other

I make a certain measurement and I would like to arrive at a single descriptive number that would give me an idea of both the average value of the measurement, as well as the deviation from the mean. ...
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Shouldn't a weighted t-test and a weighted linear regression yield the same standard error on the estimated mean?

I have a vector of values and a vector of the reciprocal of their standard error. I'd like to estimate their mean and the standard error on the mean. At first I used linear regression using the ...
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Testing equality of mean vectors

Which is the best method to test equality of mean vectors say that of age, height, weight and BMI of 150 men and women?
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Is one-way ANOVA appropriate for comparing differences in (calendar) monthly means?

I have data for solute export by month (monthly mean values with year aggregated so that n=12), in one-way ANOVA the groups should be independent. A month of high solute export will probably lead to ...
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Probability that a sample mean is between two values using Central Limit Theorem

Mean is $2.707$, standard deviation is $.049$, sample of $35$ is drawn from the population. What is the probability that the mean price for the sample was between $2.683$ and $2.716$? It was suggested ...
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Variance of sample mean for dependent samples

Suppose I have two discrete independant random variables $X$ and $Y$, and that I'm interested in the expected value of the random variable $W$, where: $$ W= \text{sign}(X-Y). $$ So, W is 1 if ...
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Standard error of mean

I am learning statistical analysis, and am now confused about calculating the standard error of the mean. My dataset looks like.. Condition A: ...
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necessary condition for the existence of the posterior mean

I wonder if there exists results relating properties of the prior and the likelihood to the existence of the posterior mean (or more generally to the posterior moments). Any hint or sufficiant ...
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One-sample median test:: Signrank seems unsuitable

I have some data on successive bets made by customers. I want to see whether there is a statistically significant change in bet stake with each subsequent bet. The data is skewed, so I have ...
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Estimating the mean from knowing the first n largest values

There is a sample of n values that are the first n largest values of a population. Is there a way of getting any statistic such as mean or dispersion from such piece of information provided that the ...
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Sum of products in an expected value

A box contains $n$ balls numbered from 1 to $n$. Suppose you take a ball at a time, putting it back on the box, until you pick a ball twice. How many balls are you expected to take from the box? Let ...
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alternative formulas for standard error of a difference between two means?

I have a question that seems basic but I found two alternative answers online so I thought that I should ask for advice. I have an experiment where each subject makes decisions about target words in ...
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How to combine sample means and sample variances?

Given a set of data, assumed normally distributed from 1 to 19. And two subsets of that data, one with the numbers below 10, and one with the numbers above: ...
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Given the distribution of a variable X, what is the distribution of f(X)?

Suppose I know the mean and standard deviation of a (roughly) normally distributed variable x. Is there any way for me to calculate the mean and standard deviation of f(x)? The particular problem I ...
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Can I average samples in nested factor within-subject design if samples are from the same condition?

This question relates to one of my other questions: Split plot with nested factors ANOVA in R . I have subjects taking an experiment, where I have different ...
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How to analyse data from different subjects?

DESIGN: I have 4 laboratory mice (= 4 subjects). My factor is a condition with 5 levels ...