Questions About the “Average” Value

  • Glen McPherson
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


One valuable feature of Statistics is that it demands of the user a precise statement of the aims of the investigation. Part of this statement relates to a clear expression of the quantity being studied. To a statistician, the word average has a clear and unambiguous meaning. Popular usage of the word is not so well defined, as the following example reveals.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glen McPherson
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsThe University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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