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|Noun||1.||statistical method - a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic|
method - 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