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The principle of regression to the mean tells us that the best time to bet on a team is after a slump - Rovers have redefined the word 'slump' recently.
Regression to the mean suggests that extreme observations (in either direction) will eventually move toward the mean (Galton 1886), particularly if the observations are extreme due to measurement error (Cook and Campbell 1979).
And as Bellos put it: "A best-ever result is comparable to an extreme event, and regression to the mean says that after an extreme event the likelihood is of one less extreme.
If a high variable is noted, regression to the mean states that the next measure is statistically more likely to be lower i.
The presence of within-subject variability raises the issue of regression to the mean (RTM) (31) and the probable value for an individual.
Pharsight's two presentations are: -- September 10: Modeling and simulation to adjust p-values in presence of a regression to the mean effect.
Regression to the mean DURING THE NINETEENTH and twentieth centuries, three highly distinct theories of social mobility captivated the imaginations of successive generations of commentators--one based on character; one based on ability, by which psychologists increasingly meant native intelligence; and one based on luck.
In addition to the usual threats to the validity of interventions to change health care, infection control interventions are particularly prone to regression to the mean (11).