analysis of variance

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analysis of variance

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A method for assessing the contribution of an independent variable or controllable factor to the observed variation in an experimentally observed dependent variable.

analysis of variance

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(Statistics) statistics any of a number of techniques for resolving the observed variance between sets of data into components, esp to determine whether the difference between two samples is explicable as random sampling variation with the same underlying population. Abbreviation: ANOVA
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Noun1.analysis of variance - a statistical method for making simultaneous comparisons between two or more meansanalysis of variance - a statistical method for making simultaneous comparisons between two or more means; a statistical method that yields values that can be tested to determine whether a significant relation exists between variables
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
multivariate analysis - a generic term for any statistical technique used to analyze data from more than one variable
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