A set of formulae have been collated with brief explanation for each pertaining to a statistical method called Test of Hypothesis from a very few set of sources. I would like to publish this work on ResearchGate. But what will I call it? It is neither research paper of novel method nor a standard survey paper. I don't suppose this is a technical report either. Yet I do believe this material would be helpful to many. What may I publish this as?

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    it is still a survey paper for me
    – Ooker
    Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 12:57
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    I'd call it an expository paper, especially if it contains some more descriptive details on how/where to use/apply these formulas. Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 13:57
  • Cheat Sheet for Statisticians?
    – santa
    Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 22:23
  • @santa: That's not a bad title but the matter is composed of five pages. I don't this can be called a cheat sheet per se. Besides, the question is not about title here.
    – Ébe Isaac
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 4:03
  • @JaapEldering: Nice answer (although it would be better to put it in the answer section rather than commenting). So you're saying it can be still classified as an article in ResearchGate, right?
    – Ébe Isaac
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 4:05

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My comment turned into answer: you could call it an "expository paper", especially if it contains some more descriptive details on how/where to use/apply these formulas.

At least in my field (mathematics) such papers are not unheard of. These are often published in journals more aimed towards such papers with a broader audience, for example the American Mathematical Monthly or Expositiones Mathematicae. These papers can be of great value as a clear and easy reference to results in a particular field; on the other hand, they may not quite be considered research papers.

  • So I see. This means that my paper is an article nonetheless. Thank you, I have uploaded the paper in ResearchGate as an article in Other Works section. Answer accepted.
    – Ébe Isaac
    Commented Oct 22, 2015 at 7:13

If you conducted a thorough evaluation/assessment/research of previous works about a specific topic and put it all together in a single document, you could call it a review paper. If this summary cannot be found in the literature associated to your field, well, bonus points.

  • Sorry but review papers are reserved for experts of the field to put forward a view. I doubt my description fits that.
    – Ébe Isaac
    Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 17:02
  • @ÉbeIsaac not necessarily. Peer reviewed published reviews are usually done by experts, but nothing is stopping anyone from surveying the literature, comparing methods, and compiling a summarising document, that would still be a review.
    – Davidmh
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 13:04

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