Statistical parameter

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A statistical parameter or population parameter is an amount put into the probability distribution of a statistic or a random variable.[1] It can be thought of as a numbered amount of a trait of a statistical population or a statistical model.[2]

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  1. Kotz, S.; et al., eds. (2006), "Parameter", Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences, Wiley.
  2. Everitt, B. S.; Skrondal, A. (2010), The Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics, Cambridge University Press.