Meta-Median from other medians?
February 23, 2009 4:34 AM Subscribe
[Statistics Filter]: What's the best way to calculate a meta-median?
posted by lord_yo to Science & Nature (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working with aggregated benchmarking data, and don't have access to the the raw data behind them. The benchmarks include averages, percentiles, number of measurements, and medians (usually no standard deviations or variances).
What would be the best way to calculate a meta-median, i.e. a median based on several median values from different benchmarks? Should I:
- take the median of medians
- average median values (maybe weighted?)
- use any other kind of approximation from the data I have?
Thanks for your help!