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### Statistical Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

You can get CS papers published with shoddy statistics, but that doesn’t mean you should. Here are three easy ways to bungle the data analysis in your evaluation section: don’t even try to use statistics when you really ought to; misinterpret an inconclusive statistical test as concluding a negative; or run too many tests without considering that some of them might be lying to you. I’ve seen all three of these mistakes in multiple published papers—don’t let this be you!