Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Statistical significance vs practical significance
What a depressingly sordid week, every other news story seems to be about child abuse. The Vatican PR guy decides that attack is the best form of defence, having a go at other major world religions and passing on the comforting news that "between 1.5% and 5%" of priests are paedophiles. I would note that for the purposes of frequentist statistics, this means that it is impossible to reject the null hypothesis that there are no paedophile priests at all, and am frankly surprised that they didn't try that one on, it would have been just as convincing.
this item posted by the management 9/29/2009 06:11:00 AM