Applied Statistics

Handy statistical lexicon

I added a few entries recently. Currently, we have the following (in no particular order):

Mister P

The Secret Weapon

The Superplot

The Folk Theorem

The Pinch-Hitter Syndrome

Weakly Informative Priors

P-values and U-values



Theoretical and Applied Statisticians

The Fallacy of the One-Sided Bet

Alabama First

The USA Today Fallacy

Second-Order Availability Bias

The “All Else Equal” Fallacy

The Self-Cleaning Oven

The Taxonomy of Confusion

The Blessing of Dimensionality


Ockhamite Tendencies


Multiple Comparisons