Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Robust statistical analysis

  1. Mar 16, 2009 #1
    I have been doing a lot of work recently on quantitatively modeling error in models versus experiment.

    One of the problems I currently have is with a model and a sparse phase space of experimental measurements and how to determine the accuracy of the model for the entire phase space. One the problems here is that the usual mean based statistics we all know is not very good and I need a much more robust measure of the central tendency of the data. So, I started looking into median based statistics. Has anyone done any work using a Root Median Squared Error?

    And can anyone point me towards some good texts on robust statistical analysis? Especially one dumbed down for a theoretical physicist (ie. someone without much (any?) formal statistics training).

  2. jcsd
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted

Similar Threads - Robust statistical analysis Date
B The Drunkard's Walk: A Discussion of the Text Mar 8, 2018
A Robustness of time series analysis Mar 1, 2018
I Robust linear estimation to guess parameters Jan 13, 2017
I Robust linear estimation Dec 26, 2016
Robust optmization problem Aug 24, 2011