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Standard error

A statistical measure of the dispersion of a set of values. The standard error provides an estimation of the extent to which the mean of a given set of scores drawn from a sample differs from the true mean score of the whole population. It should be applied only to interval-level measures.

Standard deviation

A measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean. The more spread apart the data is, the higher the deviation,is defined as follows:

Standard error x sqrt(n) = Standard deviation

Which means that Std Dev is bigger than Std err

Also, Std Dev refers to a bigger sample, while Std err refers to a smaller sample

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What is the difference between standard error of mean and standard deviation of means?

Standard error of the mean (SEM) and standard deviation of the mean is the same thing. However, standard deviation is not the same as the SEM. To obtain SEM from the standard deviation, divide the standard deviation by the square root of the sample size.


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What is the relationship between standard deviation and variance for the same sample data?

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How do i find sample standard deviation from population standard deviation?

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What is the statistic that is used to estimate a population standard deviation?

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How does one calculate the standard error of the sample mean?

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Sample standard deviation?

Standard deviation in statistics refers to how much deviation there is from the average or mean value. Sample deviation refers to the data that was collected from a smaller pool than the population.


What happens if you estimate population standard deviation with the sample standard deviation?

Not a lot. After all, the sample sd is an estimate for the population sd.


Is sample standard deviation the same as standard deviation?

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