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Febble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 05:46 AM
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21. See below
Edited on Mon May-02-05 05:48 AM by Febble
But I'm using the word precisely because I am not claiming it as fact. If the allegation is that Bush voters responded less, then the prediction is that response rates will be lower in high Bush precincts.

This is what is tested.

Boy, you guys are paranoid.

And yes, the null hypothesis is that the election was fair. That is the best hypothesis for your purposes, as you state, because you cannot prove a null. You can only disprove the null. We are attempting (yes, me included) to reject that null. We want to demonstrate that fraud occurred. If we can, we are home and hosed.

If we can't, the null, i.e. that the election was fair, is retained. I am demonstrating that in this paper the null is retained. Until we test another fraud hypothesis.

Bring em on.
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