Mood, Alexander M. Formerly, Public Policy Research Organization, University of California, Irvine, California.
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- Tests of hypotheses
- Design of experiments
- Regression and correlation
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The field of knowledge concerned with collecting, analyzing, and presenting data. Statistical methods are regularly used by researchers in the physical, biological, and social sciences, as well as engineers, business managers, government officials (Fig. 1), market analysts, and many other types of professions. The methods range from simple counting to complex mathematical systems designed to extract the maximum amount of information from very extensive data. See also: Big data; Data mining; Data reduction
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