goodness of fit

  

Definition

Degree of assurance or confidence to which the results of a sample survey or test can be relied upon for making dependable projections. Described as the degree of linear correlation of variables, it is computed with the statistical methods such as chi square test or coefficient of determination.

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  • It is important that you are correct when you are trying to figure out what the best goodness of fit will be.

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  • You need to be able to recognize the goodness of fit to determine if a product is the right thing for you to pursue.

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  • We had goodness of fit, which meant that we could depend on what we had found in the survey we took.

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