Journal of Statistics Applications & Probability


Observations that are considerably different from the rest of the data are referred to as outliers. Outliers in a dataset have a number of undesirable consequences for statistical analysis. The negative implications could include a decline in prediction quality and the inclusion of mistakes in model parameter estimates. Currently, just a few literature reviews have been done on these topics. As a result, four outlier detection methods that are specifically developed to find outliers in univariate standard normal time series datasets were compared. Comparative approaches that are simple like Mean Squared Error, Coefficient of Variation, Standard Error of Mean and Percentage Mean Success Rate, computed from outliers detected in a monte carlo simulation of samples of sizes 500 and 1,500 were proposed and used to select the best outlier detection method(s).

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