Title stolen from article of same name by Leland Teschler in the trade journal Machine Design. Update Statisticians often screw up statistics, too. See below. The article is the result of an interview I gave Teschler a month ago. He … Continue Reading Nonstatisticians Often Screw Up Statistics
Henk Tijms, emeritus professor at the Vrije University in Amsterdam, is author of Understanding Probability (excerpt; Amazon at this writing … Continue Reading Was The UEFA Champions League Draw Rigged?—Bayesian Analysis by Henk Tijms
In order not to make the reader sick with jealously, I will not tell him that I sit on the porch on a bright summer morning mere steps away from Lake Michigan—where Yours Truly frolics in the pristine waters daily—and … Continue Reading On The Probability God Exists
Andrew Montford, who runs Bishop Hill blog, had a post titled “IPCC statistics ruled illegal” in which he said, “Bayesian statistics, the approach favoured by the IPCC in its assessments of the world’s climate, has been ruled illegal by the … Continue Reading Bayesian Statistics Ruled Illegal?
Thanks to the many readers who sent me Johnson’s paper, which is here (pdf). Those who haven’t will want to … Continue Reading Johnson’s Revised Standards For Statistical Evidence
Read Part III. Still with me? Hope so, because we’re only on the second page of Senn’s article (but don’t fret; we’ll be skipping most of it). Review: in logical-probability Bayes (as in all Aristotelian logic), we begin with a … Continue Reading All Probability Is Conditional: An Answer To Senn; Part IV
It is well to collect cogent proofs of frequentism’s failings so that supporters of that theory can look upon them and find joy. Alan Hájek has done yeoman service in this regard with two papers listing 30 arguments against the … Continue Reading Nine Counter-Arguments To Frequentism
A while back, far longer than it should have been, D.G. Mayo asked me to stop by her place and comment on a couple of posts. But laziness and excessive travel (primarily laziness) have kept me from doing so. This … Continue Reading What Should Philosophers Of Statistics Do?