theoretical distribution

Terms from Statistics for HCI: Making Sense of Quantitative Data

A mathematical calculation of the probability of an event in the real world; examples are the Normal distribution (for heights) and the Binomial distribution (for coin tosses). Contrast with empirical distribution.

Defined on pages 5, 45

Used on pages 5, 45, 47, 48, 52, 53, 60, 92, 93