Robust diagnostics in university performance studies

Conference paper
Part of the Contributions to Statistics book series (CONTRIB.STAT.)


The presence of anomalous observations (outliers) in a set of data is one of the greatest problems in methodological statistics, one that scientists were already aware of many years ago, as can be seen in the comments made by the American astronomer Peirce1 over 150 years ago.


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© Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Statistics “G. Parenti”University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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