On Fri, Jun 02, 2006 at 01:39:32PM -0700, Michael Dean wrote:
> I'm sorry to interrupt your esoteric (to me) discussion, but I have
> a very simple question: would you define a "good unbiased sample"?
> My statistics professor Dan Price (rest his soul) would tell me
> there are only random samples of some sort, and "other", which are
> always biased, and never good.
What's at issue here is a biased estimator, not a biased sample. If
you know an unbiased estimator of multiplicity based on a random
sample, that would be a great :)
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