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ERIC Number: EJ273753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
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A Robust Measure of Kurtosis.
Stavig, Gordon R.
Perceptual and Motor Skills, v55 n2 p666 Oct 1982
To modify least squares estimators so that outliers arising from heavy-tailed distributions will have less influence, a robust coefficient of kurtosis, which avoids the quartic effect, is described. Aspects of Pearson's and Fisher's kurtosis coefficients are compared in the procedure. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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