A lesson in statistics

Andrew Gelman:

[...] when he talks with people about statistical procedures, engineers focus on the algorithm being applied to the data, whereas statisticians are always thinking about the psychology of the person doing the analysis.

This is a big topic for another day - the day I start posting on my main area of expertise, econometrics - but these are words worth pondering.

by datacharmer | Tuesday, September 09, 2008
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