This will be a challenging topic. I don’t like statistics and don’t trust the simplistic nature of the way people habitually manipulate them to fit their needs. This article by Long and Siemens called
Penetrating the Fog: Analytics in Learning and EducationSiemens, George; Long, Phil; EDUCAUSE Review, v46 n5 p30-32, 34, 36, 38, 40 Sep-Oct 2011
stochastic/stəˈkastɪk/Learn to pronounceadjectiveTECHNICAL
- having a random probability distribution or pattern that may be analysed statistically but may not be predicted precisely.