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RE: st: All models are wrong...

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: All models are wrong...
Date   Sun, 16 Oct 2005 15:56:59 +0100

The editors of that book were R.L. Launer and G.N. Wilkinson. 

As George Box rarely says anything of consequence just once --
that is a bad strategy anyway -- many such references may be 
found. Here is another: 

George E. P. Box. 1979. 
Some Problems of Statistics and Everyday Life. 
Journal of the American Statistical Association 74: 1-4 


Fred Wolfe
> >The quote "All models are wrong, some models are useful" by 
> George Box,
> >may be found in his paper "Robustness in the Strategy of Scientific
> >Model
> >Building," in Lanner and Wilkerson, eds., Robustness in 
> Statistics (NY,
> >Academic Press, 1979), pp. 201-236.
> >                                                   ______________
> and in:
>   "Remember that all models are wrong; the practical question 
> is how wrong 
> do they have to be to not be useful". -George Box and Norman Draper, 
> Empirical Model Building and Response Surfaces, John Wiley, 
> 1987,pg. 74.

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