The Answer Depends on the Question

November 3, 2010
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(This article was first published on John Myles White » Statistics, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

To quote from the preface to the first edition in Jeffreys (1961): ‘It is sometimes considered a paradox that the answer depends not only on the observations but on the question; it should be a platitude.’1

  1. Generalized Linear Models : P. McCullagh and J. A. Nelder : Chapter 2

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