What are outliers?
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- What are outliers?
- Outliers are extreme values as compared to the rest of the data.
- What does "extreme" mean?
- The determination of values as “outliers” is subjective. While there are a few benchmarks for determining whether a value is an “outlier”, those benchmarks are arbitrarily chosen, similar to how “p<.05” is also arbitrarily chosen.
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