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ESTIMATOR

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French Equivalent: Estimateur

Definition:
A rule or method of estimating a parameter of a population.

Context:
It is usually expressed as a function of sample values and hence is a variable whose distribution is of great importance in assessing the reliability of the estimate to which it leads.

Source Publication:
The International Statistical Institute, “The Oxford Dictionary of Statistical Terms”, edited by Yadolah Dodge, Oxford University Press, 2003.

Cross References:
Estimate
Estimation

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Sunday, May 19, 2002

Last updated on Monday, December 19, 2005