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back to [[Statistics/Theory]] -- [[Statistics/Applied]] [[Statistics]], like mathematical disciplines does not generate valid conclusions from nothing. Every [[Mathematical Theorem]] requires a set of assumptions or [[hypotheses]] from which its conclusions are derived. [[Mathematical Proof]]s are procedures for transforming hypotheses into conclusions. The most common statistical assumptions are: #independence of observations from each other #independence of observational error from potential confounding effects #exact or approximate normality of observations #linearity of graded responses to quantitative stimuli ---- [[Dick Beldin]]