Thursday, July 27, 2006

Statistician Stossel: Researchers in school study "tortured the data" by using standard, universally accepted method of analysis

John Stossel attacked the methodology of a Department of Education study demonstrating nearly identical levels of academic achievement among public and private elementary school students, claiming that "[t]he researchers tortured the data" by using regression analysis -- a universally used statistical tool that even Stossel admitted is "valid." Read more

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