parametric statistic


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Noun1.parametric statistic - any statistic computed by procedures that assume the data were drawn from a particular distribution
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
statistic - a datum that can be represented numerically
regression coefficient - when the regression line is linear (y = ax + b) the regression coefficient is the constant (a) that represents the rate of change of one variable (y) as a function of changes in the other (x); it is the slope of the regression line
coefficient of correlation, correlation coefficient, correlation - a statistic representing how closely two variables co-vary; it can vary from -1 (perfect negative correlation) through 0 (no correlation) to +1 (perfect positive correlation); "what is the correlation between those two variables?"
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from Schumpeterian economics of innovation and Keynesian demand policies), with key empirical studies (using cutting edge methods in complexity science, non parametric statistics, as well as detailed case studies of business and industry histories).
The real issue here is that if his indictment of parametric statistics is justified, then we need to pay attention, because psychologists and other social scientists use these tools daily.
mean and range, then a section on parametric statistics (t-test, regression), a section on non-parametric statistics and one that we seldom encounter where multivariate statistics are covered.
However, the entire history of the development of parametric statistics and much of the attention directed to research design has been devoted to establishing causality (see Tabachnick & Fidell, 1989).