Saturday, May 06, 2006

Statistical compromises

For some project I am working on, I opened the book entitled "Permutation Methods -- A Distance Function Approach" by Mielke and Berry. At this moment, I am only working on the first page. I just want to blog their first sentence in the introduction; "Many of the statistical methods routinely used in contemporary research are based on a compromise with the ideal." I found this opening very arresting.

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