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Sources of Variation

  • Dean P. Foster
  • Robert A. Stine
  • Richard P. Waterman

Abstract

Why do data vary? When we measure GMAT scores, stock prices, or executive compensation, why don’t we get a constant value for each? Much of the statistical analysis of data focuses upon discovering sources of variation in data.

Keywords

Stock Prex Control Limit Executive Compensation Total Compensation Motor Shaft 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dean P. Foster
    • 1
  • Robert A. Stine
    • 1
  • Richard P. Waterman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Statistics, Wharton SchoolUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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