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# Sample Standard Deviation: The Key Ideas

Learn how to calculate sample standard deviation and understand its significance in statistical analysis. Explore examples and best practices for real-world data interpretation.

Sep 26, 2024 · 6 min read

### What is the difference between sample and population standard deviation?

### Why do we use n−1 instead of n when calculating sample standard deviation?

### How is sample standard deviation different from variance?

### Can the sample standard deviation be negative?

### What types of data are appropriate for calculating standard deviation?

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