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## binomial distribution

[bī′nō·mē·əl ‚dis·trə′byü·shən]
(statistics)
The distribution of a binomial random variable; the distribution (n,p) is given by P (B = r) = (nr) prqn-r, p + q = 1. Also known as Bernoulli distribution.
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Analysis of variance of Bemisia tabaci adult density, sampled in 12 melon fields, to assess the dispersion parameter of the common negative binomial distribution (Kcommon).
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We fit the transmission data from patients within subgroups to the negative binomial distribution with mean R and dispersion parameter k, which characterizes individual variation in transmission, including the likelihood of superspreading events (i.e., when infected persons disproportionately transmit the virus to others) (25).
The parameters a and b of the beta-binomial model can be chosen to provide flexibility to handle many possible situations in health services research that have this "probability" nature of constraining between 0 and 1, and are more diffuse than the over-dispersion capabilities of the negative binomial distribution (Morris and Lock 2009).
For this reason, the negative binomial distribution (nbd) was deemed more appropriate than Poisson.
Thus, the number of very good subballs is stochastically larger than a random variable obeying a binomial distribution Bin([N.sup.K], [a.sub.n](1- [[epsilon].sub.n])).
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of Alabama) makes sure students understand why they are making decisions about statistical design and analysis as he covers organizing data, creating charts and graphs, measuring averages and dispersion, handling probability theory and the normal probability distribution, using probability theory to produce sampling distributions, estimating parameters using confidence intervals, testing hypotheses, comparing the means of two groups by using the f-test for bivariate relationships, analyzing variance experiences amongst three or more groups, figuring nominal variables through the chi-square and binomial distributions, and performing bivariate correlation and regression.
Introductory chapters bring readers up to date with the mathematics, probability and statistics preliminaries, with the chapters following describing families of discrete distributions, binomial distributions and negative binomial distribution, Poisson and hypergeometric distributions, logarithmic and Lagrangian distributions, mixture and stopped-sum distributions, matching, occupancy, runs, and q-series distributions, and parametric regression models.

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