[R] [OT] "Dispersion" in French
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Jul 8 15:58:51 CEST 2005
Renaud Lancelot <renaud.lancelot at cirad.fr> writes:
> (Ted Harding) a écrit :
> > Greetings,
> > I'm posting this OT query here because of out very international
> > membership!
> > In the French sentence
> > "Les taux de tirage sont calculés de manière à ce que la
> > dispersion soit inférieure à 5 % dans chaque strate."
> > Just as in English, also in general French usage in statistics,
> > "dispersion" is a general term for which one can adopt various
> > "mesures de dispersion" such as "écart standard", etc. So in
> > principle this sentence is as meaningful as the English "The sample
> > sizes are to be calculated so as to ensure that the dispersion
> > is less then 5% in each stratum." I would still want to know
> > which measure of dispersion is to be adopted!
> So would I.
Unless the base measurements are percentages (which they might), my
guess would be that it is the coefficient of variation that is being
stated as below 5%.
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