Definition of statistical inference in English:

statistical inference

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[mass noun]
  • The theory, methods, and practice of forming judgements about the parameters of a population and the reliability of statistical relationships, typically on the basis of random sampling: the problem is fundamental to statistical inference [count noun]: a regression model was used to make statistical inferences about the risk of progression to AIDS
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    • We propose a new method for approximate Bayesian statistical inference on the basis of summary statistics.
    • The development of theoretical models that can aid in understanding complicated demographic histories and provide a basis for methods of statistical inference has been another major aim of recent work.
    • His articles are more of a contribution to probability theory than to simultaneous statistical inference, and the reader in search of a convenient reference for such use might prefer.

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