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CONSISTENT ESTIMATOR

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Definition:
An estimator is consistent if the probability that it is in error by more than a given amount tends to zero as the sample become larger.

Source Publication:
Assessment of the Quality in Statistics, fifth meeting, Eurostat, Luxembourg, 2-3 May 2002, Item 4: Glossary.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Wednesday, August 21, 2002