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XL: Formula to Calculate the Standard Error of the Mean

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Although the Descriptive Statistics tool in the Analysis ToolPak can generate a report that includes the standard error of the mean, there is no function in Microsoft Excel to automatically calculate this value by itself.
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To calculate the standard error of the mean by itself, use the one of the following formulas


= STDEV(range of values)/SQRT(number)
  • The range of values is the data used to determine the standard deviation.

  • The number is the size of all the possible random samples.
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Article ID: 214076 - Last Review: 09/23/2015 06:43:00 - Revision: 4.0

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