# Definition:Inductive Statistics

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## Definition

**Inductive statistics** is the phase of statistics which is concerned with the conditions under which conclusions about populations can be drawn from analysis of particular samples.

The inferences drawn by **inductive statistics** are generally couched in the language of probability theory.

## Also known as

**Inductive statistics** is also known as **statistical inference**, or **inferential statistics**.

## Also see

- Results about
**inductive statistics**can be found**here**.

## Sources

- 1963: Alexander M. Mood and Franklin A. Graybill:
*Introduction to the Theory of Statistics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $1$: Introduction: $1.1$. Statistics - 1972: Murray R. Spiegel and R.W. Boxer:
*Theory and Problems of Statistics*(SI ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $1$: Variables and Graphs: Population and Sample. Descriptive and Inductive Statistics - 1974: H.T. Hayslett, MS:
*Statistics Made Simple*(3rd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text {I}$: What is Statistics? Two Kinds of Statistics - 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**inference**:**3.** - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**inference**:**3.**

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