17 March 2014

The silent dog – null results matter too!

Recently I was discussing the process we use in a statistical enquiry. The ideal is that we start with a problem and follow the statistical enquiry cycle through the steps Problem, Plan, Data collection, Analysis and Conclusion, which then may lead to other enquiries.  I have previously written a post suggesting that the cyclical nature of the process was overstated. The context of our discussion was a video I am working on, that acknowledges that often we start, not at the beginning, but in the middle, with a set of data. This may be because in an educational setting it […]