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Basic Inference

  • Brian Everitt
  • Sophia Rabe-Hesketh
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)

Abstract

Inference—the process of drawing conclusions about a population on the basis of measurements or observations made on a sample of individuals from the population—is central to statistics in general, and medical statistics in particular. In this chapter, we shall look at some basic inferential methods, beginning with those most suitable for continuous variables having, approximately at least, a normal distribution.

Keywords

Contingency Table Percent Confidence Interval Bootstrap Distribution Basic Inference Juvenile Delinquent 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Everitt
    • 1
  • Sophia Rabe-Hesketh
    • 1
  1. 1.Biostatistics and Computing DepartmentInstitute of PsychiatryLondonUK

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