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DISPERSION INDEX

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French Equivalent: Indice de dispersion

Definition:
This is not, as the name might suggest, a measure of the dispersion of a set of values expressed as an index number. It is the name given to certain statistics which are used to test the homogeneity of a set of samples, i.e. it refers to the dispersion of the samples.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Sunday, May 19, 2002

Last updated on Monday, April 28, 2003