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Daily Archive June 4th, 2009

Should we teach statistical rules of thumb?

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THE PROS AND CONS OF TEACHING HEURISTICS FOR STATISTICS All smart statisticians use rules of thumb. DSN has noticed that as soon as one statistician codifies or pronounces a rule of thumb, smart alecs come along with special cases that violates the rule thereby “proving” the rule and the person who articulated it “wrong”. (Smart […]