Statistical interpretation of data - Part 7: Median - Estimation and confidence intervals (ISO 16269-7:2001, IDT)
This part of ISO 16269 specifies the procedures for establishing a point estimate and confidence intervals for the median of any continuous probability distribution of a population, based on a random sample size from the population. These procedures are distribution-free, i.e. they do not require knowledge of the family of distributions to which the population distribution belongs. Similar procedures can be applied to estimate quartiles and percentiles.
NOTE The median is the second quartile and the fiftieth percentile. Similar procedures for other quartiles or percentiles are not described in this part of ISO 16269.