# stochastic independence

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## sto·chas·tic in·de·pen·dence

independence of two or more events or variables; the state in which their joint probability or distribution is equal to the product of their marginal probabilities or distributions.
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3) assumes statistical independence among the local test results, the FDR procedure is (as will be illustrated in the following section) approximately valid (while being somewhat conservative) even when those results are strongly correlated, unlike the use of Eq.
So any estimation of probabilities associated with the TC must account for this lack of statistical independence as well as for the nature of the distributions.
As can be seen in Tables 3 and 4, the assumption of statistical independence is contradicted by the data observed in relation to multiple variables.
Where the assumption of statistical independence is not contradicted, no differences between the distributions exist, namely with none or limited (non-significant) statistical differences, indicating no or limited relationships between the variables.
The following sections of this paper examine the nature of statistical independence and test the statistical independence of the two key variables, the participation rate and the employment rate.
Consequently, the kriged variance for a set of measured (independent) data and some arbitrary but not over-smoothed set of kriged (dependent) data violate the requirement of statistical independence.
This condition leads us to a very useful measure for investigating the statistical independence of the k-tuple consisting of successive terms of a GFSR sequence.
Best's capital adequacy formula contains an adjustment for covariance, reflecting the statistical independence of the individual components.
The reason for this is that the latter increases the possibility of the statistical independence being violated and systematic error being created (McMillan, 1999; Onwuegbuzie, in press).
Best model also contains an adjustment for covariance, reflecting the statistical independence (mutually exclusive nature) of the individual components.
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