A Rejoinder to Fienberg’s Comments

  • David A. Freedman


In our various ways, Fienberg and I are both addressing the relevance of Standard Statistical models to social science research. I found it convenient to make part of my argument in terms of a comparison between the use of models in the natural sciences and in the social sciences. Fienberg seems to disagree more with my history lesson than with its conclusions, but that may be a matter of rhetoric—on both sides.


Stochastic Model Social Science Research Projection Pursuit Social Science Research Council Standard Statistical Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Freedman
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  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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