Learning Statistics by Implemetation

Over the coming summer months, I’ll be writing code to implement a variety of tests of significance. I have a modicum of statistical literacy, but I don’t have the expertise to recognize which tests are appropriate for particular problems. Rather than just learn which buttons to click in SPSS, I want to understand each common test from the inside out. Teaching a subject is a great way to learn about it, so I plan to teach the dumbest pupil of all – the unimaginative computer. I’ll post my progress here.

Posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2009. Tags: .