Definitions

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  • adjective mathematics Having a flexible number or nature of parameters which are not fixed in advance.
  • adjective statistics Free of assumptions about the frequency distributions of the variables being assessed.

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  • adjective not involving an estimation of the parameters of a statistic

Etymologies

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non- +‎ parametric

Examples

  • While from a statistical point of view this is a relatively small sample size of images, when appropriate statistics were performed such as nonparametric statistics for small samples, the difference was statistically significant: p

    The Sacred Promise

  • I considered running the nonparametric estimates, but it seemed like econometric overkill.

    IQ and Living Standards, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • You * have* to use Sala-i-Martin's nonparametric method to summarise the regression results for this reason.

    IQ and Living Standards, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • While from a statistical point of view this is a relatively small sample size of images, when appropriate statistics were performed such as nonparametric statistics for small samples, the difference was statistically significant: p

    The Sacred Promise

  • While from a statistical point of view this is a relatively small sample size of images, when appropriate statistics were performed such as nonparametric statistics for small samples, the difference was statistically significant: p

    The Sacred Promise

  • Other comments: Sala-i-Martin's nonparametric tests aren't "econometric overkill"; they're more or less the only way that you can consistently estimate the cdf.

    IQ and Living Standards, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The data used to produce your figure IV makes it look as if you've done more or less all the number-crunching you need in order to do the nonparametric test so I don't understand why you don't just bite the bullet and do it.

    IQ and Living Standards, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The data used to produce your figure IV makes it look as if you've done more or less all the number-crunching you need in order to do the nonparametric test so I don't understand why you don't just bite the bullet and do it.

    IQ and Living Standards, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • While from a statistical point of view this is a relatively small sample size of images, when appropriate statistics were performed such as nonparametric statistics for small samples, the difference was statistically significant: p

    The Sacred Promise

  • However, because it is unclear how to assess independence of a specific cultural practice, such as spice use, and because our sample was so broad (representing every continent and 16 of the world's 19 major linguistic groups [Ruhlen 1987]), we treated all countries as if they were independent and used nonparametric analyses.

    Archive 2005-06-01

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