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MODEL

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French Equivalent: Modèle

Definition:
A model is a formalised expression of a theory or the causal situation which is regarded as having generated observed data.

In statistical analysis the model is generally expressed in symbols, that is to say in a mathematical form, but diagrammatic models are also found. The word has recently become very popular and possibly somewhat over-worked.

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 Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Last updated on Thursday, February 26, 2004