New post on StatisticalBullshit.com! This post discusses when mean comparisons are appropriate. Perhaps more importantly, this post also discusses when mean comparisons are inappropriate. Particularly, it focuses on a prior personal experience of mine, in which a manager believed that the means of two variables could provide information regarding their linear relationship. If you believe that you, your boss, or anyone else has made this mistake in the past, be sure to read the post to understand how to avoid Statistical Bullshit in the future! Also, feel free to email me (MHoward@SouthAlabama.edu) any questions or future posts that you’d like to see on StatisticalBullshit.com.
The link to the post is here: https://statisticalbullshit.com/2017/07/31/what-is-in-a-mean/ .