Regression toward the mean

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Regression toward the mean

The tendency that a random variable will ultimately have a value closer to its mean value.
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The extent of regression towards the mean can be gauged by a useful graphical tool, illustrated in Fig.
His main finding was that "there is some regression towards the mean [of taxable income], particularly in the younger age groups, and some negative serial correlation, except for older females.
On the abscissa they used the mean value of the methods to be compared, to avoid regression towards the mean, and on the ordinate they plotted the calculated difference between measurements by the two methods.
Where the selection variable is separate from the variables used to measure change, regression towards the mean does not affect results except under special circumstances [24].
salt into a bigger pile of salt - has to be familiar with the idea of regression towards the mean.