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skew

(skyū),
In statistics, departure from symmetry of a frequency distribution.

skew

[skyo̅o̅]
Etymology: ME, skewen, to escape
a deviation from a line or symmetric pattern, such as data in a research study that do not follow the expected statistical curve of distribution because of the unwitting introduction of another variable.

skew

(skū) [Middle English skewen, to slip away, escape]
To turn aside, make oblique.
In statistics, to show an asymmetry in a frequency distribution.
Turned aside, asymmetrical, oblique.
A slant or deviation from a straight line.
skewed (skūd), adjective
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As shown by kurtoses and skewness, SPR values differ from the normal distribution; therefore, we applied the Kolmogorov-Smimov test to evaluate whether normality can be assumed for these values with a confidence of 95% (Corder and Foreman 2014).
The researchers found positive job growth skewness within some industries in the early years that they analyzed, particularly in the services and high-tech sectors of the 1980s and 1990s.
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Dutta and Babbel [12] found that the skewness and leptokurtic behavior of LIBOR were modeled effectively using g-h distribution.

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