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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 13:46:17 -0500

I found this one presumably rest my case; a nice quote (thanks Dr. Rothenberg).


On 10/15/05, Dr. Stephen Rothenberg <srothenberg@mda.cinvestav.mx> wrote:
> Sean,
>
> Sorry to reply to your off list, but I'm at a different e-mail address from
> where I'm subscribed, so this is easiest.  Feel free to post my reply to the
> list if you want:
>
> To paraphrase statistician David Cox:
>
> All models are wrong; some are more useful than others.
>
>  Steve
>
>  ----- Original Message -----
>  From: "Sean" <asmileguo@gmail.com>
> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2005 12:52 PM
> Subject: Re: st: A vvvvvery naive question about "controll for"
> >
> >
> >> 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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Best Regards,

Sean

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