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'''Statistical Inference''' is a collection of procedures designed to allow us to make reliable conclusions from data collected from [[Statistical Samples]] to real or hypothetical [[Statistical Populations]]. It is the formal name of what we call [[Interpreting Statistical Data]].

The most common forms of statistical inference are:
#[[Point Estimation]]
#[[Interval Estimation]]
#[[Hypothesis Testing]]
#[[Decision Making]]

There are several distinct schools of thought about the justification of statistical inference. All are based on some idea of what real world phenomena can be reasonably modeled as [[Probability]].
#[[Frequency Probability]]
#[[Personal Probability]]
#[[Eclectic Probability]]
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