# Current tag synonym candidates

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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– whuber Mod
Jan 21, 2016 at 14:55

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

• We also have survey which looks more like polling at a quick glance. Feb 9, 2021 at 15:22
• We also have voting-system which is distinct and for which I have just proposed wiki info. Feb 9, 2021 at 15:28
• Looking at this again I see we also have survey-weights which I would have thought was a proper subset of survey-sampling Mar 6, 2021 at 13:41
• @mdewey: I think I will ask this as an independent question, to get more people involved. Seems complicated! Mar 8, 2021 at 2:02

Not sure, but perhaps:

(5495) $$\leftarrow$$ (1450)

I suppose one can have a model with only random effects and no fixed effects, which would make it different from a mixed model, though I don't think the conceptual distinction is so large that it would merit a separate tag. And I think all the questions I've seen with this tag are about using random effects in mixed models.

• I agree the distinction is not large enough to merit two tags. Jul 9 at 0:35
• It's worth noting that these have different meanings between statistics & econometrics. Jul 11 at 17:38
• @gung-ReinstateMonica That's interesting - the distinction is not evident in the tag info. If the distinct econometrics definition is sufficient reason to retain both tags, it may be worth a tag edit to clarify.
– mkt
Jul 11 at 18:01

(120 posts, no wiki) must be synonymous to either or (both with wikis), or both ... ?

• Scaling seems more generic. Maybe [n] & [st] should be grouped under [fs], & we could even create a [centering] tag to be a synonym as well? Dunno what's best here... We probably don't need 3 tags for this, though. Feb 24 at 14:00
• @gung-ReinstateMonica Is centering the same thing as scaling? I always thought scaling was a specific application of the multiplication function, but centering is a specific application of the addition function. (Leaving aside that multiplication itself is repeated addition. :) Do you have a new insight for me, gung? Jun 12 at 3:32
• here is my standard answer on the specific use of these terms, @Alexis, but I'm guessing fs is a generic term. I think these should be grouped together somehow, but how best to do it is unclear to me. The best superset name would probably be linear-transformation, but that doesn't seem like it would be a good choice for our situation. Jun 12 at 11:47

There seems to be a fair bit of overlap between:

(2573) and (5,774)

And the usage of (9591) overlaps a fair bit as well, though in principle it does differ more.

Is there a case for merging the first two? And perhaps editing the tag info for the third to make a distinction?

• ss vs ht has been discussed before. I see a subtle distinction, but that doesn't mean they will be used well by typical askers. pv -> ss may be a viable merge. Jul 15 at 13:57
• I'm not sure here ... why is p-values more related to statistical significance than to hypothesis testing? By the way, p-values have their own existence, now, without regard to where they come from ... and some uses of p-values can be seen as descriptive. Jul 19 at 17:12
• @kjetilbhalvorsen To your first point, Bayesian hypothesis testing exists although I doubt it appears often in questions with that tag. And as for the second, I'd be curious to see if that is a common view. I would have thought statistical significance and p-values would be hard to divorce from each other. To me, they seem much closer to each other than to hypothesis testing (which could itself be made a synonym quite reasonably, I think).
– mkt
Jul 19 at 17:29
• All reasonable comments, I will think more about this and come back later ... we could also compare posts under the tags and see if there is much sign of difference in use ... Jul 19 at 17:33

hierarchical bayesian $$\iff$$ mixed model

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