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Greek Letters Commonly Used as Statistical Notations We use Greek letters as scientific notations in statistics and other scientific fields to honor the ancient Greek philosophers who invented science and scientific thinking. Before Socrates, in 6 th Century BC, Thales and Pythagoras, among others, applied geometrical concepts to arithmetic, and Socrates is the inventor of dialectic reasoning. The revival of scientific thinking (initiated by Newton's work) was valued and hence reappeared almost 2000 years later. Greek Letters Commonly Used as Statistical Notations alpha beta ki-sqre delta mu nu pi rho sigma tau theta α β χ 2 δ μ ν π ρ σ τ θ Note: ki-square (ki-sqre, Chi-square), χ 2 , is not the square of anything, its name implies Chi- square (read, ki-square). Ki does not exist in statistics. I'm glad that you're overcoming all the confusions that exist in learning statistics. Type of Data and Levels of Measurement
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