inferential statistics


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in·fer·en·tial sta·tis·tics

statistics from which an inference is made about the nature of a population; the purpose is to generalize about the population, based on data from the sample selected from the population.

inferential statistics

see inferential statistics.
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The chapter addressing experimental design, inferential statistic, and computer modeling (Chapter 19) is the most important chapter in the book.
While the study does have sufficient numbers to support the use of inferential statistics, it was under-powered to detect between-group differences such as the comparisons for men and women, level of training, specialty and working environment.
Trimble asserts that the assumptions of inferential statistics are "absolutely required for predictive estimation" and that predictive intervals and regression are "unquestionably based upon an assumed underlying abstract, infinite, and unobtainable population.
PK analyses that can be automated include noncompartmental analysis for different study designs and inferential statistics (e.
Inferential statistics is an indispensible tool for biological hypothesis testing.
What most distinguishes Igo's study apart is her effort to understand how the public responded to the use of inferential statistics to project mental constructs of a society using inferential statistics.
Only then can the advisor use differential and inferential statistics to present a picture of the analyzed data, and make predictions to a predetermined level of certainty.
Taleb is certainly correct about the uncontrolled wildness of Black Swans in the economy or elsewhere in the natural or political worlds, but in most experimental situations they are likely to bring the excitement of discovery without the fear of disaster, and they pose little difficulty for inferential statistics.
In that regard, it may be helpful to distinguish between descriptive and inferential statistics.
In addition, they note that "many statistics service courses taught in graduate schools of education direct a major portion of their syllabus toward the use of inferential statistics as a tool in conducting academic research projects and dissertations" (p.
Data were analyzed using an interpretive approach, using descriptive and inferential statistics to analyze the quantitative data.
Almost one hundred years ago he almost single-handedly founded the science of inferential statistics.