The two tags significance-test and statistical-significance are very similar. The same thing occurs with Mathematics and mathematical-statistics

I guess these should be merged. What do you think ? if you think merging is a good idea ? how do we merge ? I would propose to merge the smallest into the biggest.

it seems that there is a "deduplication process" (see the Answer of Jeff Atwood here) Should we run that ?

  • $\begingroup$ I agree with both of your tag merging suggestions. $\endgroup$ Feb 9, 2011 at 21:52
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    $\begingroup$ I agree too. But perhaps we should merge both of significance-test and statistical-significance into hypothesis-testing (which is larger than either)? $\endgroup$ Feb 9, 2011 at 23:32
  • $\begingroup$ I think significance-test is also related to goodness of fit test (there is a tag for that) significance-test is a relatively important part of testing and most psychologist (and in medical study) use them as it is related to the question "is there an effect". However, I am not at all in favour of having 1000 tags and I would follow rob's suggestion. $\endgroup$ Feb 10, 2011 at 7:00
  • $\begingroup$ What about Mathematic and Mathematical statisics ? I would suggest to merge everything into mathematical-statistic. $\endgroup$ Feb 15, 2011 at 17:23
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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Current tag synonym candidates $\endgroup$
    – amoeba
    Apr 5, 2017 at 12:28

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This is a good place to make a general remark; SE engine has a special place for tags merging suggestions; go to tag page, then click "about »" and go to synonyms tab.

The merge happens if some synonym is voted up enough times or when mod pushes this through.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks mbq! I've just suggested 'significance-test' as a synonym for 'statistical-significance'. $\endgroup$
    – onestop
    Feb 13, 2011 at 10:49
  • $\begingroup$ @onestop Pushed through. $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Feb 13, 2011 at 12:50
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    $\begingroup$ @mbq don't you see you have super power.. I cannot propose synoyms I don't have enough rep ! $\endgroup$ Feb 15, 2011 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ @robin Well, I stated that this is a general remark -- in some time, much more people will have the required reputation (2.5k). $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Feb 15, 2011 at 17:31
  • $\begingroup$ @mbq "in some time, much more people will have the required reputation (2.5k)." yes but I have also noticed that the required rep increases with time :). $\endgroup$ Feb 15, 2011 at 17:42
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    $\begingroup$ @robin Not any more; last change was when we have left beta. $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Feb 15, 2011 at 18:38
  • $\begingroup$ @mbq thanks I did not notice the correlation between these evolutions $\endgroup$ Feb 15, 2011 at 19:38

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