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Pooled Standard Deviation

Definition of Pooled Standard Deviation:

Pooled standard deviation is the standard deviation remaining after removing the effect of special cause variation-such as geographic location or time of year. It is the average variation of your subgroups.

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Pooled Standard Deviation combines two such deviations to then compare their statistical difference.

s = sqrt[((n1-1)s1^2 + (n2-1)s2^2)/(n1+n2-2)]

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