Friday, August 29, 2014

On the hazards of significance testing. Part 2: the false discovery rate, or how not to make a fool of yourself with P values


It is difficult to give a consensus of informed opinion because, although there is much informed opinion, there is rather little consensus. A personal view follows.  Colquhoun (1970),Lectures on Biostatistics, pp 94-95.



---Steve

Awe, uncertainty, and agency detection. [Psychol Sci. 2014] - PubMed - NCBI

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24247728


---Steve

Inky Fool: Shuffle

http://blog.inkyfool.com/2014/07/shuffle.html
I have a strange fondness for frequentatives, frequentative being verbs that happen frequently. So if you spark once, you spark. But if you spark frequently, you sparkle. If you crack once, you crack. But if you crack frequently you crackle. If you charge into somebody once wearing full armour and carrying a lance, you joust. If you do it all the time, you jostle. Burst, bustle. Jog, joggle. Tramp, trample. Scuff, scuffle. Prate, prattle. Wade, waddle.

---Steve