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10: Use Statistical Analysis

Statistical analysis is about using a range of statistical algorithms to highlight patterns in data. Statistical methods are particularly useful when you have a lot of data to analyze.

Statistical analysis helps you:

  • Determine whether there are consistent patterns in your data.
  • Identify the most consistent patterns.
  • Compare results from different groups of people.

While statistical analysis is powerful, there are plenty of traps to watch out for. You have to understand the statistics, you have to be careful not to get drawn into the easy result, and you still need to use exploratory methods as well.

Goals and Statistical Analysis

If you are considering using statistical analysis, think about whether it will help ...

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