Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!

<-- Previous | Newer --> | Current: 984141249 Dick Beldin at Fri, 09 Mar 2001 12:34:09 +0000.


back to [[Statistics/Theory]] -- [[Statistics/Applied]]

[[Statistics]], like all 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 (see [[Statistical Independence]])
#independence of observational error from potential confounding effects
#exact or approximate normality of observations (see [[Normal Distribution]]
#linearity of graded responses to quantitative stimuli (see [[Linear Regression]])

[[Dick Beldin]]