Translating your data for understanding #AcWriMo

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November is Academic Writing Month at ANU. No better time thus to put the translation process of data to words in the spotlight. “The secret language of statistics, so appealing in a fact minded culture, is employed to sensationalise, inflate, confuse, and oversimplify. Statistical methods and statistical terms are necessary in reporting the mass data […]

Speaking statistics: a short dictionary

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Last month we discussed that learning the language of statistics is crucial to communicating your research. Now is the time to look a bit more closely at some ambiguous terms that are often thrown around in conversations on analysis of research data. Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list and if you would like to […]

Speaking the language of statistics

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When you think of statistics, do you associate it with equations, mathematics and complex formulae? Have you also realised that there is a whole language associated with the area? Learning and using statistics requires you to understand the language of statistics (Dunn et al. 2016). And let’s be honest, this language can sometimes be confusing […]