Statistics Dictionary

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Estimator

The estimation process for calculating sample statistics is called the estimator. Different sampling methods may use different estimators. For example, the equation for computing a mean score with a simple random sample is different from the equation for computing a mean score with a stratified sample.

See also:   Tutorial: Survey Sampling