# statistical method

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Noun | 1. | statistical method - a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statisticmethod - a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps) 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 least squares, method of least squares - a method of fitting a curve to data points so as to minimize the sum of the squares of the distances of the points from the curve multivariate analysis - a generic term for any statistical technique used to analyze data from more than one variable regression toward the mean, simple regression, statistical regression, regression - the relation between selected values of x and observed values of y (from which the most probable value of y can be predicted for any value of x) |

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