# outliers

1. ### Am I dealing with outliers, or something else (skewness of 106)?

So I have not exactly a homework problem, but I just discovered how fun statistic modelling is, and usually I use already clean datasets. However, I am dealing with a credit default dataset that a lecturer showed me as a challenge. I want to do a logistic regression, a random forest, and XGBoost...
2. ### How many standard deviations to determine outliers

Are outliers more than two or three standard deviations from the mean?
3. ### Appropriate use of z-scores

I was thinking about z-scores and I'm curious about their usage when data are skewed/non-normal. I often see zscores being used to identify outliers, e.g. with z>1.96, 2.58, etc. HOWEVER: the z-score calculation of z = (x - mean(x)) / stdev(x) is dependent on the mean, and the mean is not an...
4. ### Quick Cronbach's Alpha Question

Hi all, This may seem like a silly question, but I was wondering if I should remove outliers prior to running reliability analysis or run the tests with outliers included. I am hoping to get a Cronbach's alpha values for three questionnaires that I used in my research.
5. ### Winsorizing when I have different size groups

I have a sample that consists of large, medium, and small firms and i want to run a separate regression for each size group. When I winsorize a variable should I do it for the whole sample (i.e. select the variable in the whole sample) or for each size group alone (i.e select the large firm...
6. ### LOF : Local Outlier Factor

I have a few questions about Lof : http://www.dbs.ifi.lmu.de/Publikationen/Papers/LOF.pdf 1. I don't understand of k-distance(o) inside reach-distr definition reach-distk(p, o) = max { k-distance(o), d(p, o) }? 2. in my opinion before i use lof,i have to scale(scale function in R) and...
7. ### Outliers, winorising and t-test

I have two group of 25 and 27 people. I want to compare them on a sex activity score that vary from 0 to 9. My distribution is algedly normal, the skewness and kurtosis respect parameter, but most people have answers like 0 or 1. I have three people eith a score of 4, and one 6. Using z...
8. ### K-means cluster for skewed dataset

Hi, I've 7 columns(variables) and their percentiles are shown as below for 14K rows. I've tried to create k-means clusters for 14k observations of 7 variables. A-G are products the numerics are turnover for A-G If you look at the table, massive dataset is having no turnover for all...
9. ### Removing outliers - endless story?

I've been collecting some data for the first time, investigating differences between three groups of people and their numbers of hospital visits. Before running any tests (probably ANCOVA with a few covariates), I have made a box-plot in SPSS to visualize the data. There are many outliers, which...
10. ### increasing the statistical significance of outliers

Can someone give me some assistance on the use case below? Summary To create a Key Performance Indicator (as a percent of server utilization where 0% is the best and 100% the worst) that will alert a user when one or more servers in a 30 server environment needs attention. Details Each...
11. ### Durbin Watson related with outliers?

I am trying to run a multiple regression with a sample data belongs to a cohort of 500 subjects. My dependant variable is a psychological score (scale), independant variables are age(scale), sex(nominal) and education(scale). I run the test and Durbin-Watson was 1.99 which is good but I had 2...
12. ### winsorisation of a numerical scale from 1 to 23 assigned to the credit rating

Dear Members, Iam preparing a regression model and my supervisor told me to winsorise all the variables. However, among the variables I have a numerical scale from 1 to 23 assigned to the rating of the 3 major rating agencies. Do you think make sense to winsorise it? can the values of 1 and...
13. ### Outliers

Hello there, I have data set of 5846 observations out of which 15 observations are outliers. I need to perform multiple linear regression which as I know is highly sensitive to outliers. Do I have to filter those 15 outliers out or they will not mess up my analysis, since the number of...
14. ### Detecting outliers non parametric data

Hi, what is the best (and easy) way to detect outliers in spss for skewed, not exactly normally distributed data? I mainly need it for logistic regression an I assume that even tho logistic r. does not assume normality I still need to make sure that there are no extreme outliers Thanks a lot
15. ### Assessing outliers in a proportion

Hi all, Just wondering how one would assess outliers in the following: At the start of a two week period, people were asked to nominate a number of good deeds that they would perform in the next two weeks (N). At the end of the two weeks, they report how many they actually perform (C)...
16. ### outliers in survival probability

Hi all, We use survival data of 90 patients that were divided in two sub groups. (31, 59). Two patients (out of the 31 sub group) survived 50% longer than all others. Are they considered outliers? What are the criterions to define outliers? Thanks for your help, Or :D
17. ### Fix holes in the sales history for forecast preperation

I have to forecast about +/- 700 products for my company and I am planning on using some kind of smoothing method like Holt-Winter. The problem i have, is that the history has "holes" in it, meaning there are dips in the sales history due to out of stock situations. Before i can calculate a...
18. ### Finding outliers on simple dataset?

Hello everyone! I have not worked with statistics since high school, but unfortunately am facing answering this simple question which has been overwhelming me! I've been googling information on calculating outliers in excel, but explanations I have found have not accounted for cases where the...
19. ### Investigation outliers, could data mining be a solution?

Hi everyone, This is my first post. :wave: I am currently working on a project to investigate the reason for why these providers are outliers on the dataset on a whole. I am finding it very tricky to find statistical methods that "investigate" outliers- as in show you why they are outliers...
20. ### Outliers and correlation

Hi all Im working on small size sample (17) . and need to do correlation for alot of prameters my questions is : -is removing the outliers is the only thing I should do to prepare the my data for doing correlation ? What about the transformation ? when I should use it ? - What is the...