(noun) The process of examining data to find the distribution of a variable (descriptive statistics) or to evaluate the relationship between two or more variables (inferential statistics).
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- Plural: statistical analyses
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How to Cite the Definition of Statistical Analysis
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “statistical analysis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 19, 2018 (http://sociologydictionary.org/statistical-analysis/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
statistical analysis. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/statistical-analysis/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “statistical analysis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 19, 2018. http://sociologydictionary.org/statistical-analysis/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“statistical analysis.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://sociologydictionary.org/statistical-analysis/>.