percent standard deviation | percentage standard deviation | per cent standard deviation
DEFINITION the value of the relative standard deviation ( IATE:1748226 ), expressed in percent. It can be calculated from the relative standard deviation by multiplying by 100 REFERENCE IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8 http://goldbook.iupac.org/P04487.html [4.11.2009]
COMMENT It is recommended that the 'relative standard deviation' be reported, rather than the 'percentage standard deviation', in order to avoid confusion where results themselves are expressed as percentages. The term 'coefficient of variation' in place of 'relative standard deviation' is not recommended.