Some terms mean one thing in the English language, but have another (usually more specific) meaning in statistics. [Read more…] about Member Training: Confusing Statistical Terms
confusing statistical terms
Odds is confusing in a different way than some of the other terms in this series.
First, it’s a bit of an abstract concept, which I’ll explain below.
But beyond that, it’s confusing because it is used in everyday English as a synonym for probability, but it’s actually a distinct technical term.
I found this incorrect definition recently in a (non-statistics) book: [Read more…] about Confusing Statistical Term #8: Odds
It’s a little different than the others, though, because it’s an abbreviation for two different terms:
General Linear Model and Generalized Linear Model.
It’s extra confusing because their names are so similar on top of having the same abbreviation.
And, oh yeah, Generalized Linear Models are an extension of General Linear Models.
And neither should be confused with Generalized Linear Mixed Models, abbreviated GLMM.