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A function of the set of random variables corresponding to a set of observations. Often used to refer to the corresponding function of the data. The word ‘statistic’ was introduced by Sir Ronald Fisher in 1922. Two simple examples are the sample mean and the coefficient of correlation.

Subjects: Mathematics.


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