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statistics

  1. methods of collecting and analysing numerical data.
  2. a group of data.

    Businesspeople make considerable use of statistical methods such as collecting SAMPLES in order to make STATISTICAL INFERENCES in such areas as MARKETING RESEARCH and QUALITY CONTROL. They also use government economic data in monitoring changes in the business environment.

statistics

  1. a branch of mathematics that studies the theory and methods of collecting, tabulating and analysing numerical data.
  2. a grouping of data. Economic analysis makes extensive use of economic data, which are subjected to statistical analysis in order to test ECONOMIC THEORIES. See HYPOTHESIS TESTING, ECONOMETRICS.
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Assessment of research articles published in biomedical journals, in terms of study designs used, statistical tests applied and the use of statistical analysis programmes, helps elucidating research activity profile and trends in the biomedical specialties as well as countries where these journals are published.
First, pairs of students were required to present on statistical analysis found in assigned journal articles.
While the array technology has stabilized, there are many sources of variability in the use of the technology, and great care is required throughout experimental practice and statistical analysis workflows.
Data mining is "the application of database technology and techniques (such as statistical analysis and modeling) to uncover hidden patterns and subtle relationships in data and to infer rules that allow for the prediction of future results," says a U.
In addition to this book, he is also the author of The Statistical Analysis of Time Series.
The outputs of a statistical analysis of these data are the key comparison reference value [x.
Beyond the traditional research methods, more advanced statistical analysis of the data consists of these processes:
It's quite an interesting little statistical analysis," says Tom Wigley, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo.
Although the list was a central part of Zacarias' reform effort, district officials have conceded there were flaws in the methodology and statistical analysis used to compile it, and they have pared down the number of schools on probation to 18.
Mixing narrative discussion with statistical analysis, he traces changes in the education of astronomers over the period, demonstrating the gradual increase in emphasis on a college degree as a credential and, very late in the period, on the Ph.
If a user wishes to perform more extensive analyses than WSIS itself supports, he or she can quickly export data into a statistical analysis program.
Also, casting production documentation of at least 30 heats was required so that enough data existed for a good statistical analysis.

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