Accession Number : ADA023811
Title : Methodology, and the Statistician's Responsibility for BOTH Accuracy and Relevance
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF STATISTICS
Personal Author(s) : Tukey, John W
Report Date : Dec 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 16
Abstract : Two contrasting themes run through this paper. The negative theme that we should do only what is very simple and obviously exact. This has brought us to many pretty passes. The positive theme that we must always think in terms of data EQUALS fit PLUS residuals and always try to extract more from the residuals.
Descriptors : *LEAST SQUARES METHOD , *STATISTICS , CONFIDENCE LIMITS , DEATH , EMPLOYMENT , METHODOLOGY , POPULATION , STANDARDIZATION , STATISTICAL SAMPLES
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE