BEHRENS-FISHER PROBLEM

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n. in statistics, refers to the classic dilemma on how to compute and test for the equality (or the difference) between the means of two normally-distributed populations when one cannot make any assumptions, whatsoever, that their variances are equal. Named after W.V. Behrens and Ronald Fisher.

BEHRENS-FISHER PROBLEM: "Still an unsolved problem in statistics, the Behrens-Fisher Problem becomes even more difficult to solve because there are many different interpretations on how to go about it."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BEHRENS-FISHER PROBLEM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behrens-fisher-problem/ (accessed January 31, 2023).

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