[R] SSEc and SSEr

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Thu Jul 26 19:06:03 CEST 2012

Sadly, your commonly held belief is wrong (imho) -- p
values/statistical significance are not a legitimate decision criteria
for model "appropriateness," especially scientific appropriateness.
That requires more careful consideration of a relevant "utility
function" (to use Frank Harrell's phrase), effect sizes, power, etc.,
a more detailed discussion of which belongs elsewhere, not here, as
this has nothing to do with R.

For that reason, anyone with a contrary opinion on this -- there may
be many who disagree -- should reply personally offlist.


On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 9:14 AM, suman kumar <sumprain at gmail.com> wrote:
> You can make different lm objects by adding all predictors and compare them
> with anova(lm1,lm2,lm3...).  See if p value is not significant, the more
> complex model is not appropriate.
> Dr Suman Kumar
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Bert Gunter
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