Friday, May 13, 2005

Quote to note - purpose of models

"The purpose of models is not to fit the data but to sharpen the questions"
  • •Samuel Karlin, 11th R. A. Fisher Memorial Lecture, Royal Society, April 20, 1983

1 comment:

Joseph Claeys said...

Nice one!

Here's another:

"When evaluating a model, at least two broad standards are relevant. One is whether the model is consistent with the data. The other is whether the model is consistent with the 'real world.'"
--Kenneth A. Bollen, Structural Equations with Latent Variables

~joe