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Re: st: A vvvvvery naive question about "controll for"


From   Sean <asmileguo@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: A vvvvvery naive question about "controll for"
Date   Sat, 15 Oct 2005 12:52:55 -0500

What's the relationship between statistical model and the real world?
Aren't social scientists supposed to explain the real world based upon
their statistical models? I'm still confused.


On 10/15/05, Chris Kopp <kopp@soz.unibe.ch> wrote:
> "Control for" in the social science lingo refers to the statistical
> model and not to the real world.
>
> hth, Chris
>
> On Oct 15, 2005, at 19:33, Sean wrote:
>
> > absurd conclusion that physicists should learn from social scientists:
> >
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Best Regards,

Sean

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