Vocabulary list for statistics and research

David Bar-Tzur

alternate hypothesis approximate approximately approximately equal approximation arithmetic mean bell-shaped curve
braces (for formulas) brackets (for formulas) calculate centile centile rank chart conversion
cross-section decimal place degrees of freedom determine (a value) diagram distribute distributed
documentation estimate fixed formula Gaussian curve grand mean greater than (to the right)
hypothesis-> alternative ~ hypothesize interquartile range kurtosis mean methodolgy
mode notation null hypothesis observation over paired (or pair up) variables parentheses (for formulas)
percentile rank poll population precise precision probability probability distribution
prospective qualitative quantitative questionnaire random-> ~ number ~ sample
sample, select, or choose at ~ regression (analysis) replicate research retrospective round ("estimate") round-down
round-off round-up sample score semi-interquartile range sensitive skewed
skewed left skewed right skewness standard deviation standard error statistics study (research)->
cross-sectional ~ longitudinal ~ prospective ~ sum sum of squares survey table
term (equation) theory transform t-score variable variance z-score

For the signs for these terms, see Signs for technical/specialized vocabulary.

For additional relevant terms, see Vocabulary list for mathematics, (especially "Calculus").