Regression to the mean is a known statistical phenomenon. It occurs when an outcome is measured multiple times. Outcomes that are extreme relative to the statistical average, or mean, during the first measurement are more likely to be closer to the mean in subsequent measurement periods simply by chance, because more extreme values have a […]
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