14 August 2012


In an ideal world, everyone who uses statistics or statistical methods (for whatever purpose) would fully and thoroughly understand them, making the best possible decisions in every instance. The real world, alas, is not like that. We all have to make use of disciplines which are not our own, making the best decisions we can in partial or imperfect knowledge. Data analysis is a discipline so thoroughly essential in almost every area of science that it is bound to be widely, though unintentionally, misapplied.

There is, therefore, a great need for software tools which try to guide uncertain users into best possible practice. All statistics software has, for a long time now, been exploring and developing ways to do this. Some have made it their first principle and AdviseStat is one such solution... [more]

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