Flashcards - Managing Scientific Data

Flashcards - Managing Scientific Data
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normal distribution
In probability theory, the normal distribution is a very common continuous probability distribution
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variable
In elementary mathematics, a variable is an alphabetic character representing a number, called the value of the variable, which is either arbitrary or not fully specified or unknown
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control variable
The control variable in scientific experimentation is the experimental element which is constant and unchanged throughout the course of the investigation
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outlier
In statistics, an outlier is an observation point that is distant from other observations
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precision
Precision is a description of random errors, a measure of statistical variability
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line graph
In the mathematical discipline of graph theory, the line graph of an undirected graph G is another graph L that represents the adjacencies between edges of G
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bar graph
A bar chart or bar graph is a chart that presents grouped data with rectangular bars with lengths proportional to the values that they represent
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bar graph
A bar chart or bar graph is a chart that presents grouped data with rectangular bars with lengths proportional to the values that they represent
line graph
In the mathematical discipline of graph theory, the line graph of an undirected graph G is another graph L that represents the adjacencies between edges of G
precision
Precision is a description of random errors, a measure of statistical variability
outlier
In statistics, an outlier is an observation point that is distant from other observations
control variable
The control variable in scientific experimentation is the experimental element which is constant and unchanged throughout the course of the investigation
variable
In elementary mathematics, a variable is an alphabetic character representing a number, called the value of the variable, which is either arbitrary or not fully specified or unknown
normal distribution
In probability theory, the normal distribution is a very common continuous probability distribution
average
In colloquial language, an average is the sum of a list of numbers divided by the number of numbers in the list
mean
In mathematics, mean has several different definitions depending on the context
Quantitative data
In natural sciences and social sciences, quantitative research is the systematic empirical investigation of observable phenomena via statistical, mathematical or computational techniques
error
An error is an action which is inaccurate or incorrect
scatterplot
A scatter plot is a type of plot or mathematical diagram using Cartesian coordinates to display values for typically two variables for a set of data
interview
An interview is a conversation where questions are asked and answers are given
descriptive
In the study of language, description or descriptive linguistics is the work of objectively analyzing and describing how language is actually used by a group of people in a speech community
inferential
Statistical inference is the process of deducing properties of an underlying distribution by analysis of data

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