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Title

Estimation of the standard deviation when the mean is known

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

Volume

25

Issue

4

First Page

612

Last Page

614

Abstract

The problem of estimating the standard deviation of a normal distribution with known mean μ is considered. The estimator minimizing the mean squared error among all constant multiples of the second sample moment about either μ or (formula presented) is found. © 1994 Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1994

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