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admissibility

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

A term (introduced by Wald in 1939) used in statistical inference in several contexts. A procedure is admissible if there is no alternative procedure that performs at least as well under...

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Arthur Pentland Dempster

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

(1929– ; b. Toronto, Canada)

Canadian statistician specializing in statistical inference whose career has been in the United States. Dempster obtained his BA and MA from U Toronto...

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degrees of freedom

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

A term used in statistics to describe the number of independent comparisons that can be made between the variables in a study.

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Edwin James George Pitman

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

(1897–1993; b. Melbourne, Australia; d. Kingston, Australia)

Australian mathematical statistician. Pitman's parents, emigrating from England, met on the ship to Australia. He was...

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fiducial inference

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

A method of statistical inference proposed by Sir Ronald Fisher in 1930. Fisher's aim was to prescribe an entirely objective procedure that avoided prior assumptions or hypotheses. Fisher's...

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George Alfred Barnard

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

(1915–2002; b. Walthamstow, England; d. Brightlingsea, England)

English logician, with a special interest in statistical inference, who was one of the first to advocate Monte Carlo...

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inferential statistics

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

(in-fer-en-shăl)

the use of statistics to make inferences or predictions about a population based on the data collected from a small sample drawn from that population.

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least squares regression

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A specific method by which the average relationship between two or more variables is quantified (cf. cointegration). For example, banks would like to be able to quantify the relationship...

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Lucien M. le Cam

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

(1924–2000; b. Croze, France; d. San Pablo, CA)

French mathematical statistician, specializing in statistical inference, whose career was spent in the United States. In 1942,...

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parametric statistics

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

The branch of statistics dealing with inference about parameters of a population on the basis of observations and measurements taken from a sample.