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Epilogue: The Success of General‐To‐Specific Model Selection

David F. Hendry

in Econometrics: Alchemy or Science?: Essays in Econometric Methodology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293545
eISBN:
9780191596391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293542.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The essential roles of methodology in the development of sound econometric models and of computers in making econometrics operational are noted. The former has led to the theory of reduction as a ... More


Analysing observations

Marian Stamp Dawkins

in Observing Animal Behaviour: design and analysis of quantitative data

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198569350
eISBN:
9780191717512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569350.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Although detailed statistical analyses are beyond the scope of this book, there are some important general principles about organizing and analyzing data. Hypotheses have to be phrased in such a way ... More


The lady who tasted tea—a bit of statistical history

Steve Selvin

in The Joy of Statistics: A Treasury of Elementary Statistical Tools and their Applications

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833444
eISBN:
9780191872280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833444.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Applied Mathematics

A story of a summer afternoon experiment to test a woman’s ability to taste the difference between tea added to milk or milk added to tea leading to the first use of statistical inference resulting ... More


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