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Re: st: A vvvvvery naive question about "controll for"
To paraphrase statistician David Cox:
All models are wrong; some are more useful than others.
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From: "Sean" <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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