Hiring a statistician after the data has been collected

Steve Simon

2004-12-20

"Hiring a statistician after the data has been collected is like hiring a physician when your patient is in the morgue. He might be able to tell you what went wrong, but he is unlikely to be able to fix it." George Box, as cited on the EDSTAT-L email discussion group.

You can find an earlier version of this page on my original website.