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Classroom note: The halving method for sample quartiles

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An attempt is made to put the notion of sample quartiles on a mathematical footing in the light of ranks of observations, and equisegmentation property that the quartiles divide ordered sample observations into four segments leaving the same number of observations in each if all the observations are distinct. Sample quartiles provided by the proposed halving method, based on hinges, does satisfy the property.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Dept of Mathematical Sciences King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals PO Box 1334 Dhahran Saudi Arabia 31261, Email:

Publication date: 2003-07-01

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