Accession Number:

AD0681109

Title:

SOME THOUGHTS ON THE USE AND MISUSE OF STATISTICAL INFERENCE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The basic principle underlying all statistical inference is that one attempts to distinguish the process actually being observed from alternative possible versions of that process on the basis of expected differences in the outcomes produced by these versions. The use of predictive models which do not describe the behavior of the alternatives among which we wish to distinguish, or of techniques based on such models, is a clear violation of this principle.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE