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inductive statistics

noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of statistics dealing with conclusions, generalizations, predictions, and estimations based on data from samples.
Also called inferential statistics. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for inferential statistics
  • Descriptive statistics is easier to use than inferential statistics.
  • inferential statistics differ from descriptive statistics in that they provide more than simple descriptions.
  • For this reason, it remains important to understand the logic of inferential statistics.
  • Auditors use inferential statistics to draw conclusions about populations based on samples of data.
  • The learning content for all conditions was a course on inferential statistics for first-year college students.
  • Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed in this study.
British Dictionary definitions for inferential statistics

inferential statistics

(functioning as sing) another name for statistical inference
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