Please post your tag synonym suggestions as new answers in this thread, one answer per suggestion. Upvote answers where you believe that the suggested tags should be made synonyms, and downvote answers where you believe the tags should remain separate. Well upvoted suggestions will be eventually implemented by the moderators (and then the corresponding answers will be deleted).

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    $\begingroup$ @whuber, if this is inappropriate or unhelpful, then I can delete it, but my goal is the opposite: I don't want you (or the other mods) to have to spend time thinking about this & doing a lot of extra research. I'm hoping to bring this to the attention of the community, which, by voting (commenting, etc), will have done all of that for you guys. Nb, w/ respect to lme & multilevel, I'm not sure anyone will have the requisite upvotes--there have only been 3 questions w/ multilevel, according to it's page. $\endgroup$ Jun 7 '12 at 16:59
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    – whuber Mod
    Jan 21 '16 at 14:55

(wiki, 162q)
(no wiki, 45q)

  • $\begingroup$ We also have survey which looks more like polling at a quick glance. $\endgroup$
    – mdewey
    Feb 9 at 15:22
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    $\begingroup$ We also have voting-system which is distinct and for which I have just proposed wiki info. $\endgroup$
    – mdewey
    Feb 9 at 15:28
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    $\begingroup$ Looking at this again I see we also have survey-weights which I would have thought was a proper subset of survey-sampling $\endgroup$
    – mdewey
    Mar 6 at 13:41
  • $\begingroup$ @mdewey: I think I will ask this as an independent question, to get more people involved. Seems complicated! $\endgroup$ Mar 8 at 2:02
  • $\begingroup$ Happy to do it if you are short of time. $\endgroup$
    – mdewey
    Mar 8 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ Please do so! Thanks! $\endgroup$ Mar 8 at 14:47

(wiki, 245 Q)
(wiki, 40 Q)

  • $\begingroup$ I would say these are not the same thing (-1), although there is certainly a deeper connection. FPR is a concept that goes w/ sensitivity & specificity, and positive & negative predictive values (& ROC curves, etc). The FDR is an idea that belongs with the Bonferroni correction & multiple comparisons. $\endgroup$ Jun 3 at 0:47

We have two general tags for statistical testing,
(5000Q and wiki)
(8000Q and wiki)

While there might be a difference in definition, it seems most linguistic to me, and I can see no difference in use.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks. I see a subtle difference, but it's reasonable to ask if the typical asker can, & if they will be used well enough to helpfully contribute to the organization of the material on the site. If we do make them synonyms, I would favor ht as the master. $\endgroup$ Mar 8 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ I sincerely doubts if the average user can see a difference, and that is not anyhow manifest in the use. I think the difference is more cultural, h-t being more Neyman-Pearson, s-s being more Brittish and Fisherian. $\endgroup$ Mar 18 at 15:16
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    $\begingroup$ That's a reasonable take on the situation. $\endgroup$ Mar 18 at 15:30
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    $\begingroup$ There is still one down-vote, I would like to see the explanation! $\endgroup$ Jun 2 at 22:20
  • $\begingroup$ It's not from me. It would be better if the downvoter made an explicit case. If that doesn't materialize, my take would be that there isn't consensus here & I'd table this. There was a suggestion earlier that I really thought should go through (sandwich), but we didn't get consensus & I ultimately deleted it. $\endgroup$ Jun 3 at 0:44

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