distribution-free method


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distribution-free method

[‚dis·trə′byü·shən ‚frē ‚meth·əd]
(statistics)
Any method of inference that does not depend on the characteristics of the population from which the samples are obtained.
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Like previous revisions since 1989, this edition reflects current levels of computing power and the scope of applying nonparametric or distribution-free methods, especially the tendency to combine them with other methods.
Nonparametric and distribution-free methods for the social sciences.
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