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


From   "Dr. Stephen Rothenberg" <srothenberg@mda.cinvestav.mx>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: A vvvvvery naive question about "controll for"
Date   Sat, 15 Oct 2005 13:07:55 -0500

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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