The great philosopher Confucius had a lesser-known brother called Confusius. Jealous of his brother’s great wisdom and modesty, Confusius built the Confusion machine. He puts statistical terms into it, and out of it come different names for the same concept. Look here for tools to help you learn statistical terms and vocabulary – and break the Confusion machine forever!
Whenever you see Confusius's face in the corner, just click on it to return to this page.
Revisit complex terms and learn how to match the different names to concepts without confusion.
It’s easy to get confused with so many ideas, methods and approaches to quantitative research and statistics. These book chapters show how different academics have introduced their approach to key topics.
Test your statistical vocabulary to become confident recognising and using terms