Statistics. It all seems to easy until you have to do it.
No worries Dave, I confidently assured myself as I fitted the last details of my delicate experimental design into place, all set to be unleashed on as many undergraduates as I had chocolate to bribe. Now all I have to do is plug in the stats terminology and I’ll… oh shit.
As a research student, you know you’re onto a “winning” idea when you have to write a Python script just to work out what factors your experiment is testing. Somewhat like realising, after you’ve found the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything, that you didn’t know what the question was.