– Under construction –
When there seems to be a pattern, a trend in the information and data at hand you sense and do not see yet. In fact, you’re not yet able to say what it is why you keep coming back to this information and data.
Then it’s time to dive in. Digging in the information and data.
By checking the various parts for completeness.
By checking the various parts for a logical order.
Following a couple of subjects through the information and data for a logical story that makes sense.
By counting and summarising descriptive, raw data to see if these support the overall conclusion and interpretation.
By recalculating a couple of numbers. Do you get the same results?
Reading and descriptive statistics is powerful. Often much more powerful than applied statistics. If the pattern isn’t already present somewhere in the raw data, applied statistics results should be questioned thoroughly. And in my opinion: not used.