[R] process of stepwise selection

Stephan Kolassa Stephan.Kolassa at gmx.de
Wed Jun 30 09:13:44 CEST 2010

Hi Elaine,

in general, stepwise selection is a very bad idea:

Whittingham, M. J.; Stephens, P. A.; Bradbury, R. B. & Freckleton, R. P. 
Why do we still use stepwise modelling in ecology and behaviour? Journal 
of Animal Ecology, 2006, 75, 1182-1189


elaine kuo schrieb:
> Dear list,
> I wanna select the significant variables relative to bird distribution,
> using stepwise method.
> However, the result is always the best-fit model.
> Please kindly suggest if it is possible to show the selection process.
> Thank you
> Elaine
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