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STATISTICAL HYPOTHESIS

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Definition:
A statistical hypothesis is a hypothesis concerning the parameters or from of the probability distribution for a designated population or populations, or, more generally, of a probabilistic mechanism which is supposed to generate the observations.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Sunday, May 19, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, January 4, 2006