standard error

Definitions

Economics

  • noun the extent to which chance affects the accuracy of a sample

Health Economics

  • (written as Standard Error)
    The standard deviation of the sampling distribution of the mean. In mul- tiple linear regression analysis, the SE is usually placed beneath the estimated value for each coefficient - the smaller it is relative to the coefficient, the more accurate the estimate is likely to be. Sometimes, however, the Student's t-test or the z-test is placed beneath the estimated value for each coefficient. In these cases, the larger the number the more accurate the estimate is likely to be.
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Media Studies

  • noun an estimate of possible errors when calculating the results of a particular survey. A large standard error leads to lowered confidence limits.

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