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Term: Inferential Analysis

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-10-20


Inferential statistics allow one to draw conclusions or inferences from data. Usually this means coming to conclusions about a population on the basis of data describing a sample. Statistical inference uses probability and information about a sample to draw conclusions ("inferences") about a population or about how likely it is that a result could have been obtained by chance.

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