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in·fer·ence

(in'fĕr-ens),
The logical process of passing from observations and axioms to generalizations; in statistics, the development of generalizations from sample data, usually with calculated degrees of uncertainty.

inference

(in′f(ĕ-)rĕns)
A conclusion drawn by a logical analysis of the available evidence.

inference

a conclusion about a population derived from a sample of the population.
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An Introduction to Probability and Statistical Inference, 2nd Edition
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90) as being more or less equivalent to Walton's notion of identifying and evaluating an argumentation scheme in a text of discourse (Walton, 1996; 2006; 2008), and treat Brandom's "institutional" pattern of practical inference as a defeasible and presumptive argumentation scheme with critical questions associated with it.
The book begins with a chapter on the rationale for teaching inference skills and a tutorial on inference, then presents material on planning and evaluating a lesson and learning from student work.
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Statistical inference for fractional diffusion processes.
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