Academia.SE is working on retagging
statistics and I was trying to figure out if I was missing a word on the tip of my tongue. Here's the original thread.
These are the three definitions for statistics we have:
- Questions on "standards and conventions specific to statistics as an academic discipline, and programs leading to a degree in this field." For example, Should I do a PhD or Master in Statistics for a career in Data Science?
- Questions on "the use of statistics in academic research. Statistics is the science of collecting, analyzing and drawing inference from data." For example, Should I cite all R packages I used? This is the use currently specified by the tag wiki excerpt, which reflected the actual use of the tag at the time that I last edited it, but doesn't seem to now.
- Questions asking for statistics about research or academia. For example, Can you get statistical data on research paper submissions and publications?
I've proposed the first two as
statistics discipline and
statistics in research.
The one in bold is the one I am struggling to come up with an appropriate word for. I would prefer that it be a noun. I proposed
statistics-meta (metastatistics), but that is probably more confusing than it needs to be. I'm looking for a word that can be used similar to the two I've written above that relates to the last bullet point. Is there a word for this?