F Statistic Calculator

Enter the standard deviation of a population and sample of two different sets of information into the calculator. The calculator will evaluate the f statistic, also known as the f value.

F Statistic Formula

The following equation can be used to calculate the f-value of two sets of data.

f = [ s1212 ] / [ s2222 ]

  • Where f is the f statistic (f value)
  • S1 is the standard deviation of the sample of population 1
  • σ1 is the standard deviation of population 1
  • S2 is the standard deviation of the sample of population 2
  • σ2 is the standard deviation of population 2

F Statistic Definition

An f statistic is defined as the ratio between the standard deviations of both the population and samples of two different but connected sets of data.

F Statistic Example

How to calculate an f statistic

  1. First, determine the standard deviations of the populations

    Calculate the standard deviations of both populations of data.

  2. Next, determine the standard deviations of the samples

    Take 1 sample set from each population and calculate their standard deviations.

  3. Calculate the F Statistic

    Enter the standard deviations from steps 1 and 2 into the equation presented above to calculate the f value.

FAQ

What is an f statistic?

An f statistic, also known as an f value, is a ratio that compares the standard deviations of a sample and population of two separate but related pieces of data.

What is a standard deviation?

A standard deviation is the average deviation from the mean that a random value can be expected to have.

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