Just because I can’t stand stats doesn’t mean I don’t recognise their role. My former guy was a code monster and math whiz. The major project I worked on for years collected river-level data to support spectral analysis of remote-sensing data sets. Simply put, I collected stuff on current velocity, depth, turbidity, surface texture, substrate, aquatic veg, bank and bar structure, and the like. The aim was to correlate river-level data with pixel-by-pixel character from remotely-sensed data: overflights using regular photos, LIDAR, near infrared, and also data from satellites.
I ran QA/QC on the data I collected and did some rough summaries, but the spectral correlation was way over my head and didn’t interest me that much. That the eventual aim was to replace earth surface research and mapping with satellite sensing and darkened-room geekery didn’t inspire me.
Guess I’m not such a modern girl.