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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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Significant differences among the groups were also found when the literal questions were added, and also when added inferential questions, it was observed that the total average of the sum of the questions was higher for inferential questions, suggesting lower performance for this type of question.
Inferential statistics is in large part the science of uncertainty.
If, as Brandom suggests, the proposition making explicit the agent's inferential commitment, that is, the proposition "Generally, who has the status S should do A", is added, then the critical questions matching the argument (taking this proposition as a premise), that can be called (A) Argument from Social Status:
2011) to refer to the overarching repertoire of inspecting the contingency requirements (see Skinner, 1966) of any reading comprehension question presented, be it a literal, inferential, summative, or derived-meaning question.
There is need for inferential reasoning and for students' awareness in the necessity to perform an inferential procedure, such as hypothesis testing, prior to accepting generalizations made out of sample data.
The inferential future takes on epistemic overtones of uncertainty (Boeder 2000:280), losing its temporal meaning:
All said, Lee differentiates many layers of abstraction: an event-process level, an objective level, a descriptive level, and finally, an inferential level (cf.
The key concepts around which Table 1 is organized are the distinction between descriptive and inferential questions; the role that the measurement scale (nominal, ordinal, interval or ratio) plays; and the link between experimental design and choice of statistical procedure.
Her former solicitor Stanley Siev said: "There was a tremendous amount of circumstantial evidence in this case and there was inferential evidence all the time.
auf seine Anwendung in der Funktion des Imperativs und Interrogativs sowie sein Ersetzen durch den Inferential.
Inferential meters can also be influenced by upstream (and to a lesser extent downstream) flow conditions, such as elbows, strainer debris or partially open valves.