I am writing the methodology section of my paper in management and one of the models I use takes descriptive statistics, such as min, max, mean, std, of entities as its input (classification model). However, I do not know how to refer to such input academically.
The way I have written it is:
Our exogenous variables consisted of the descriptive information of main variables and item pool characteristics. It allowed us not only to rely on item side characteristics, but also on their relative location in the environment space and relations to one another.
How acceptable or academic is this? Should I explicitly refer to min max std etc. too? Or it is already clear to a reader