I am fairly statistically savvy. In fact, I have an MS in Statistics that I received before enrolling in the PhD program I am in now. I am currently working on my dissertation and am having a problem with my chair. Overall, he’s been very supportive and helpful, but when it comes to his recommendations for chapter four, there are a lot of things that he is asking for that are just wrong. What’s the best way to tell the chair – the person most responsible for whether or not I finish my dissertation – that he is wrong? At the same time, I cannot just follow him as he runs amuck with my dissertation data. –Stuck on Statistics Dear Stuck on Statistics, The first thing that you want to be aware of is that this is a delicate situation. You definitely wouldn’t want to come right out and tell your chair that he is wrong in his suggestions to you. The second thing that you want to realize is that your relationship with your chair is such an important one that you want to keep civil and not hostile in any way. If you try to convince him that he is wrong, then you may ruin this important bond that should remain healthy with him.