I was attending a short course taught by Susanne May on clinical trials (very good, by the way) and she mentioned an interesting publication. It talks about the “random high” bias. Continue reading
Referring to anecdotal data: “That’s not an experiment you have there, that’s an experience.” Sir Ronald A. Fisher.
…when people assume that the Excel output is enough. I think of all the research papers in economics where the authors must have spent dozens of hours trying all sorts of different model specifications, dozens of hours writing and rewriting the prose of the article, . . . and 15 minutes making the graphs.” Andrew Gelman, quoted at http://andrewgelman.com/2009/04/22/more_on_data_vi/.