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Suppose you took one sample, say, of n individuals, and worked out an

of the population average and standard deviations from that; and then took

another similar sample, and another, and another, and worked out

...

Suppose you took one sample, say, of n individuals, and worked out an

**estimate**of the population average and standard deviations from that; and then took

another similar sample, and another, and another, and worked out

**estimates**from...

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referred to above as the

averages' – which is more conventionally called 'the standard error' of the

of ...

referred to above as the

**estimate**of the 'standard deviation of the average ofaverages' – which is more conventionally called 'the standard error' of the

**estimated**average. The point of describing this rather murky and technical pieceof ...

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As a very rough rule of thumb, one can say that if we are presented with two

the same five-year period, of the percentage of students entering the Faculties of

...

As a very rough rule of thumb, one can say that if we are presented with two

**estimates**of something, each with their probable error (say, the averages, overthe same five-year period, of the percentage of students entering the Faculties of

...

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