Re: [R] Tools For Preparing Data For Analysis

From: John Kane <jrkrideau_at_yahoo.ca>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 16:47:00 -0400 (EDT)

> As a tangent to this thread, there is a very
> relevant
> article in the latest issue of the RSS magazine
> "Significance",
> which I have just received:
>
> Dr Fisher's Casebook
> The trouble with data
>
> Significance, Vol 4 (2007) Issue 2.
>
> Full current contents at
>
> http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/sign/4/2
>
> but unfortunately you can only read any of it by
> paying
> money to Blackwell (unless you're an RSS member).
>
> Best wishes to all,
> Ted.

A lovely article. I'm not a member but the local university has a subscription.

The examples of "men who claimed to have cervical smears (F) and women who were 5' tall weighing 15 stone (T) ring true.

I've found people walking at 30 km/hr (F) and an addict using 240 needles a month (T). I've even found a set of 16 variables the study designers never heard of !



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