Testing Relationships

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornication, the plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the sixth in a series we are co-writing. Relationships are the branch of statistics that describe how one thing influences another. We know these as regression analysis, x-y plots or scatter…
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Taste Testing Quantification

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornication, the plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the fifth in a series we are co-writing. The story of statistics started with a question about differences. R.A. Fisher set out to test if someone really could taste the difference between…
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Infinite possibilities is not the trap

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornication, the plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the fourth in a series we are co-writing. We all have a tendency to overestimate our knowledge. And as a result, we believe that we know things which we don't. Our…
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From Guestimate to Estimate – As simple as 1,2,3

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornication, the plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the third in a series we are co-writing. Why do so many educators in statistics consistently fail to translate these ideas into something that people can both remember and use? The…
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The Danger of the Guessing Game

My stats guru colleague Dr Andrew Pratley and I are on the move to tackle Quantifornication, the plucking of numbers out of thin air. Here is the first in a series co-written together. We’re far better at identifying good and bad writing than we are identifying good and bad numbers. The premise of this idea almost doesn’t…
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