An odd property of the sample median

Javier Cabrera, G. Maguluri, K. Singh

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It is observed that the sample median for the even sample size n = 2m is superior to the sample median with n = 2m + 1. A slight modification in the definition of the sample medain for the odd sample size is suggested, which eliminates this odd property.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalStatistics and Probability Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 15 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Statistics and Probability

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