Robust Statistics

Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)


Outliers are sample values which cause surprise in relation to the majority of the sample. This is not a pejorative term; outliers may be correct, but they should always be checked for transcription errors. They can play havoc with standard statistical methods, and many robust and resistant methods have been developed since 1960 to be less sensitive to outliers.


Robust Regression Robust Statistics Breakdown Point Resistant Method Little Trim Square 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.University of OxfordOxfordEngland

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