Re: [R] [OT] "Dispersion" in French

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Fri 08 Jul 2005 - 23:58:51 EST

Renaud Lancelot <renaud.lancelot@cirad.fr> writes:

> (Ted Harding) a écrit :
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I'm posting this OT query here because of out very international
> > membership!
> >
> > In the French sentence
> >
> > "Les taux de tirage sont calculés de manière à ce que la
> > dispersion soit inférieure à 5 % dans chaque strate."
> >
....snip....

> > Just as in English, also in general French usage in statistics,
> > "dispersion" is a general term for which one can adopt various
> > "mesures de dispersion" such as "écart standard", etc. So in
> > principle this sentence is as meaningful as the English "The sample
> > sizes are to be calculated so as to ensure that the dispersion
> > is less then 5% in each stratum." I would still want to know
> > which measure of dispersion is to be adopted!
>
> So would I.

Unless the base measurements are percentages (which they might), my guess would be that it is the coefficient of variation that is being stated as below 5%.

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