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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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I believe that adoption of the more accurate and more efficient AGILE statistical method will help move the whole industry forward as both agencies and clients start seeing better results and ROI from A/B testing.
Conclusion: This study shows that a diverse variety of statistical methods have been used in the research articles of PJMS and frequency improved from 2005 to 2015.
0% of the articles have mentioned the use of analysis of variance (ANOVA), which according to Barbin (1993) is the most frequent statistical method in any kind of experiment.
Each of the various statistical methods is described in considerable depth.
While some of the chapters discussed and used statistical methods with which I was not familiar, other methods, such as multilevel linear regression and dynamic factor analysis, are innovative extensions of statistical methods that have been used and taught for some time.
The anthropologists' statistical method, called cladistics, generates valid evolutionary insights only when it's used to compare anatomical traits that have developed independently of one another, McCollum says.
The researchers charted each volunteer's menstrual cycle, used an X-ray technique to estimate changes in spinal bone mass and developed a statistical method to reveal any correlations between bone density, exercise and menstrual cycle.
Handbook of Statistical Methods and Analyses in Sports
As to the"multiple variables analysis" programme, it aims to explain statistical methods used to analyse multiple variables through case studies in various fields, introducing main ideas that are at the foundation of various statistical methods in a simple fashion and determining fields of application, hypotheses and limitations of each method.
Project English-Lithuanian-English and French-Lithuanian-French machine translation, based on statistical methods, system "scope created by machine translation systems for the development, installation and related service contracts
The discoveries are the result of a new collaboration between climate scientists and statisticians that focused on utilizing statistical methods for analyzing rare geophysical events.
Non-parametric statistical methods differ from the traditional parametric approach in requiring fewer and broader initial assumptions about the underlying populations.

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