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


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a023811.pdf


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