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27 votes
3 answers
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Having a conjugate prior: Deep property or mathematical accident?

16 votes
2 answers
1k views

What if there is no true data-generating process?

15 votes
5 answers
13k views

Does independence imply conditional independence?

13 votes
1 answer
3k views

Constructing a continuous distribution to match $m$ moments

10 votes
1 answer
1k views

Penalized methods for categorical data: combining levels in a factor

9 votes
1 answer
2k views

Does every log-linear model have a perfectly equivalent logistic regression?

8 votes
1 answer
6k views

Can I get the parameters of a lognormal distribution from the sample mean & median?

6 votes
2 answers
430 views

Getting the units right for the Pareto distribution of wealth: x = people, dollars, dollars per person?

6 votes
1 answer
384 views

What is the maximum entropy distribution given values for several quantiles of one sample?

6 votes
1 answer
495 views

Are sample means for quantiles of sorted data unbiased estimators of the true means?

6 votes
2 answers
1k views

Replicate weights and the Current Population Survey

5 votes
1 answer
746 views

Can an estimator of the mean of a distribution with no variance have a variance?

5 votes
2 answers
80 views

Squeezing the juice from a large data set

5 votes
1 answer
1k views

When does the law of large numbers hold for RVs from a distribution with infinite variance?

5 votes
1 answer
39 views

How should I estimate the variance in a sample or population from the sample range?

4 votes
1 answer
55 views

Can regression forecasts of univariate time series be independent (of one another)

4 votes
1 answer
52 views

R: How can I represent partially-ordered time series in R?

4 votes
0 answers
103 views

What do we know about the rate of convergence of the mean of RVs with infinite variance?

4 votes
0 answers
252 views

How to estimate a continuous analog of the (discrete) vector autoregression (VAR) model

4 votes
2 answers
165 views

Is there a closed-form solution for the tail index of a GB2 distribution?

4 votes
1 answer
2k views

Structural equation models in econometrics vs psychology, political science, etc

3 votes
0 answers
73 views

Measures of central tendency for right-skewed size distributions

3 votes
2 answers
148 views

What is the variance of the mean, conditional on being between two order statistics or quantiles?

3 votes
1 answer
80 views

Good parameter estimates vs good computed moment estimates

3 votes
3 answers
205 views

If the best-fitting distribution has infinite variance, should low observed variance be troubling?

3 votes
1 answer
329 views

Are the Feller-Pareto and the generalized beta distributions really the same?

3 votes
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38 views

An urn problem: few red balls, many draws (with replacement)

3 votes
1 answer
340 views

How can I fit a polynomial given some prior knowledge but fewer observations than coefficients?

3 votes
2 answers
245 views

What is the expected partial value function really called?

3 votes
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922 views

What is a good technique for grouping objects based on binary or dichotomous traits?