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a paradox about likelihood ratios?

Aware of my fascination for paradoxes (and heterodox publications), Ewan Cameron sent me the link to a recent arXival by Louis Lyons (Oxford) on different asymptotic distributions of the likelihood ratio. 111 more words


Zeno’s Paradox

Zeno’s Paradox calls into question the possibility of motion. It has a few variants, each made by Zeno of Elea, a Greek philosopher of the 5th century BC. 2,435 more words


about paradoxes

An email I received earlier today about statistical paradoxes:

I am a PhD student in biostatistics, and an avid reader of your work. I recently came across…

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Thought Leaders Series: 2017

Where is our community?

If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

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Simpson's Paradox

Simpson’s Paradox is one of the classic paradoxes, made famous by the UC Berkeley’s experience,

In 1973, the admission rate for men and women were noted to be very different for UC Berkeley. 197 more words

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Lord's Paradox

Lord’s Paradox, which is a special instance of Simpson’s Paradox, is as follows (excerpted from Lord’s original paper): 754 more words

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Braess's Paradox

In 1990, New York City closed 42nd Street in observance of Earth Day (1).

The 42nd Street is a major thoroughfare, and its closure was expected by many to be a disaster. 413 more words

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