Imagine that I have time series data which are time-correlated, non-scalar, and of unknown, but identical distribution


From this time series I have a function that takes an subset of X as input to calculate a scalar quantity Q


What I would like to know is how do you estimate the standard deviation of Text ? That is to say the standard deviation of the quantity calculated by passing the full dataset to function F. I have seen methods of dealing with time-correlated data before. For example if each random variable text were a scalar and we wanted to calculate the standard error of the mean of the underlying distribution, we could use the Block Averaging method. Does an analogous technique exist for this case where I am trying to estimate the standard deviation of Text ?

I should further note that for my case Text converges for large sample sizes (i.e. when N is large) and because of this I am using Text as an estimator for the quantity calculated if the entire population were passed to function F. Also, the range of the function is Text and has the property Text (the function applied to any single data point always gives a value equal to 1)



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