# The difference between the standard error of the sample and the standard error of the mean value

I have an assignment that gives 48 counts of the same phenomena occurring over the same time interval. I am asked to

a) Calculate the mean of the counts b) Calculate the standard error of the sample c) Calculate the standard error of the mean value

I am having trouble figuring out the difference between what part b) and c) are asking. So I suppose the question I am asking is:

What is the difference between the standard error of the sample and the standard error of the mean value.

• 'Standard error of the sample' isn't really correct terminology. Nov 2, 2014 at 9:34