IT'S ALL IN THE HUMBLE SCATTER DIAGRAM !!
The important properties of GLM can all (nearly all?) be found within
a simple bivariate scattergram and line-fit. This much certainly
SHOULD be taught, in compulsory GCSE.
NB: The key concepts are not OLS, CIs or whatever, but simple the
notions of variation, curvature, outliers, language, and criteria of
On 16 March 2012 00:39, Vincent Granville <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Interesting follow-up to the question "Has a degree in mathematics become worthless?" posted on Analyticbridge at
> http://www.analyticbridge.com/profiles/blogs/has-a-degree-in-mathematics-become-worthless-ieee :
> A related question: should general linear models (for statistical inference) still be taught? Shouldn't the curriculum focus on sophisticated computer-intensive simulations to conpute confidence intervals and for statistical analyses in general? The advantages are:
> - easy to code, no use of black box software anymore
> - data driven, model-free, non parametric approach, applies to any type of data
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