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Term: Akaike Information Criterion (AIC)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-05-16


A criterion used to measure the relative goodness of fit of a statistical model (i.e. how well a model fits the observed data). Given a particular dataset, potential models can be ranked according to their AIC values in order for one to be selected.


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