Illustrations of Statistics

Discipline Development

The evolving spiral path of statistics

Development of the statistics discipline since the end of the nineteenth century

Data Analysis

We reject the null hypothesis based on the "hot damn, check out this chart" test

Simpson’s paradox

Statistical Inference

An elaborate big picture, reflecting in detail the process of statistical inference

If all else fails, use "significant at a p>0.05 level" and hope no one notices

Frequentists vs. Bayesians

The relative influence of the Bayesian, frequentist and Fisherian philosophies upon various topics of current interest

Frequentists vs. Bayesians

Theory & Methods

Statistical Decision Theory

Bias-Variance Tradeoff

Orthogonal Projection --- the vector geometry of least-squares fit in simple regression


Types of Statistics Papers