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mgr Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 03:54 PM
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27. Not a statistician but an engineer...
there has been sufficient debate throughout the last year that well demonstrated TIA's ignorance of statistics. I would point out that the primary problem is that TIA confounds the heuristic model of statistical inference with the actual patterns encountered by the experts, thus that his models lack sufficient error range to prevent acceptance of hypotheses when data fails to support the assertion.

What Febble describes is what occurs when the sampling methodology can go south, or when an unchecked bias enters into the sampling--it is the art of statistics that is never discussed in that intro to stats taken in many of our sophomore years; and is really never touched upon until grad. school--coursework not part of TIA's CV.

Mike
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