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Averaging Ratios: Characteristics of the Error of Approximation


Brown, S, Averaging Ratios: Characteristics of the Error of Approximation, World Applied Programming, 1, (5) pp. 288-293. ISSN 2222-2510 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Ratios are often calculated from experimental and other measurements, but there is some variation in how this is achieved: a ratio of averages (q) or an average of ratios (r) can be calculated depending on the data available. While q is often used as an estimate of r, their expected values are not equal, and their distributions differ from one another and, in some instances, from that of the data from which they are calculated. I give a general expression for the difference between r and q.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Statistics
Research Field:Stochastic analysis and modelling
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
UTAS Author:Brown, S (Dr Simon Brown)
ID Code:75732
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2012-02-13
Last Modified:2012-08-03

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