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5 Correlation – Causation Traps You’ll Fall For

5 Correlation – Causation Traps You’ll Fall For

How many times have you heard that ‘correlation is not causation’? Many times, I’m sure. So you know not to say things like ‘wow, the correlation between A and B has a p-value of 0.000001 so A must be causing B…’. I wish I had a pound for every time a very experienced, intelligent scientist with PhDs…

Correlation Analysis – 3 Simple Steps to Success

Correlation Analysis – 3 Simple Steps to Success

​In this post we’re going to have a look at the basics of statistical relationships – correlation analysis and statistical associations – learn what they are and how you use them (without being burdened by statistical detail – I’ll deal with the details in other posts). I’ll also introduce the basics of how to use association and…

How to Lie With Stats

How to Lie With Stats

PART 1: 2×2 TablesEver been deceived by stats? In this new series ‘How to Lie With Stats (and get away with it)’ we teach you the tools of the trade of the statistical conmen so you’ll be better able to spot when someone is trying to con you. Ready? OK, let’s go… Continue Reading

Statistics – The Last Dark Art?

Statistics – The Last Dark Art?

In the first post in our ‘Discover Stats’ Blog Series we explain what stats is, what it isn’t and why you should take the time to learn the basics… No, wait, stop running – it’s really not that difficult. Honest! Come back and let me explain… Continue Reading

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