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PERCENTILES

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Definition:
The set of partition values which divide the total frequency into one hundred equal parts. This particular set of values is most used in education and psychology.

Some writers prefer to use the term “centile” rather “percentile”.

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.

Cross References:
Quantiles

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Sunday, May 26, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, March 11, 2003