Statistical Inference Task

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A Statistical Inference Task is an inference task that is a statistical task (which requires a statistical inference that is based on a population sample).



  • (Wikipedia, 2016) ⇒ Retrieved:2016-8-3.
    • Statistical inference is the process of deducing properties of an underlying distribution by analysis of data.[1] Inferential statistical analysis infers properties about a population: this includes testing hypotheses and deriving estimates. The population is assumed to be larger than the observed data set; in other words, the observed data is assumed to be sampled from a larger population.

      Inferential statistics can be contrasted with descriptive statistics. Descriptive statistics is solely concerned with properties of the observed data, and does not assume that the data came from a larger population.

  1. Upton, G., Cook, I. (2008) Oxford Dictionary of Statistics, OUP. ISBN 978-0-19-954145-4