Re: [ga] WHOIS: Statistical note.
You are confused. I'm talking about the report of the DNSO's WHOIS task
Marc Schneiders wrote:
> Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 03:13:52 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Marc Schneiders <email@example.com>
> To: Thomas Roessler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [ga] WHOIS: Statistical note.
> Oh, I thought this thing you're talking about was called At Large, or
> ALOC, or ALSO. Has the name changed again, and is it now WHOIS? And what
> does it stand for?
> On Fri, 9 Aug 2002, at 11:56 [=GMT+0200], Thomas Roessler wrote:
>> One reader of the WHOIS Task Force's report sent me a private
>> comment about the statitsical considerations section of that report,
>> pointing out that there is no reason to suppose that the statistics of
>> a self-selected sample can be modeled by a Gaussion or any other
>> random model. This is, of course, true: The fact that the respondents
>> were self-selected can add any systematic bias, and we don't know
>> what that bias looks like. However, we know that this bias makes the
>> results worse. Thus, error margins derived from a random model
>> underestimate the errors. Put differently: If you couldn't derive a
>> conclusion assuming the sample is random, you certainly can't derive
>> it when the results come from a self-selected sample.
>> 1. http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/whoisTF/
>> 2. http://www.capitalcentury.com/1935.html
>> Thomas Roessler http://log.does-not-exist.org/
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