Term: Reference Group

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05

Definition:

In statistics, this group is used for comparisons with other groups that are subjected to a treatment or are influenced by a factor. A reference group should have a large sample size and small standard error. (Meyers LS et al., 2006).

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References 

  • Meyers LS, Gamst G, Guarino AJ. Applied Multivariate Research: Design and Interpretation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc; 2006.(View)

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