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# a robust statistic in a sentence

1. While the arithmetic mean is often used to report central tendencies, it is not a robust statistic, meaning that it is greatly influenced by outliers (values that are very much larger or smaller than most of the values).

2. Estimators capable of coping with outliers are said to be robust: the median is a robust statistic of central tendency, while the mean is not.

3. Robust parametric statistics can proceed in two ways: Robust estimates have been studied for the following problems: There are various definitions of a "robust statistic."

4. Strictly speaking, a robust statistic is resistant to errors in the results, produced by deviations from assumptions (e.g., of normality).

5. Second, the statistician may use a robust statistic, such as the median statistic.

6. It is a robust statistic that has a breakdown point of 0.29, which means that the statistic remains bounded even if nearly 30 percent of the data have been contaminated.

7. Moreover, the MAD is a robust statistic, being more resilient to outliers in a data set than the standard deviation.

8. In statistics, a robust measure of scale is a robust statistic that quantifies the statistical dispersion in a set of numerical data.

9. The observation in the box indicates the median, or the most central observation which is also a robust statistic to measure centrality.

10. In statistics, the medcouple is a robust statistic that measures the skewness of a univariate distribution.