Validation is the process of assessing whether the results of an analysis are likely to hold outside of the original research setting. DO NOT use this tag for discussing `validity` of a measurement or instrument -- such as that it measures what it purports to.

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Why are most standard goodness of fit tests based only on continuous distributions?

I tried to search info regarding this fact but I don't really understand why most of the standard goodness of fit tests (e.g. Kolmogorov-Smirnov, Anderson-Darling, a part of the Chi-square test, ...
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Best practices for measuring and avoiding overfitting?

I am developing automated trading systems for the stock market. The big challenge has been overfitting. Can your recommend some resources describing methods for measuring and avoiding overfitting? I ...
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Validating a predicted standard deviation

I would like to validate the standard deviation which a model reports, because I think it is underestimated, because in the procedure some model selection is involved. After running the model on a ...
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As a reviewer, can I justify requesting data and code be made available even if the journal does not?

As science must be reproducible, by definition, there is increasing recognition that data and code are an essential component of the reproduciblity, as discussed by the Yale Roundtable for data and ...
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Weight variables for predictive model

I received a question today that I wasn't exactly sure how to answer. I have built a predictive model using a fairly basic logistic regression that works pretty well and fits our business needs. ...
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How to plot AIC values when using the leaps package?

Does anybody know how to plot all AIC values for different size models, when using the command regsubsets from the package ...
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How to choose training and test sets

I would like to propose a single model (decision tree), that is very variable, and validate it. I have choosen parameters after I had obtained good quality measures with a cross-validation. I could ...
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Variance explained of a mixed effects model in a new data set

I'm using the following function to calculate Edwards R^2 (formula 19 in Edwards et al. 2008) of a mixed effects model (I hope the implementation is correct): ...
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Validating a paper questionnaire in a web-based format

I would like to validate a commonly used questionnaire for internet-based administration. What statistical tests should I be using?
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Minimal number of samples/conversions for statistical validity

We are measuring conversion rates (% of visitors who bought) on an e-commerce site. The test apply to a segment of visitors who meet specific criteria (for example people from a certain country). ...
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How to make representative sample set from a large overall dataset?

What are the statistical techniques to create a sample set, which is representative of the entire population (with a known confidence level)? Also, How to validate, if the sample fits the overall ...
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What is a consistency check?

I was asked such a question as "Did you do any consistency check in your daily work?" during a phone interview for a Biostatistician position. I don't know what to answer. Any information is ...
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What resources/methods exist for testing/validation or evaluation of Statistical Methods

I'm interested in the process of testing or validating a particular implementation of a statistical method, and what datasets and/or published analysis exist that could be used to do this in practice. ...