Article published in:How to do Linguistics with R: Data exploration and statistical analysis
[Not in series 195] 2015
► pp. 7–20
Chapter 1. What is statistics?
Main statistical notions and principles
What is statistics? What can and cannot statistics do for you? How to formulate and test research hypotheses? What kind of statistical tests are there? These and many other questions are discussed in this chapter. In addition, you will also learn about different types of variables, parametric and non-parametric tests, p-values and many other things which you will need in order to understand explanations provided in the following chapters.