Talk:2560: Confounding Variables

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This is the earliest in the day that I can recall a comic being published in a long time. It's not even noon ET yet. Barmar (talk) 16:39, 27 December 2021 (UTC)

This explanation will not be complete until someone explains the title text. I assume controlling for the residual will lead to a null result, but I don't know statistics well enough to know. 172.70.110.171 17:10, 27 December 2021 (UTC)

"Stats are a farce and the truth is unknowable." She jests, but... 172.70.178.25 18:31, 27 December 2021 (UTC)

Many people have made similar observations over the centuries [1] Seebert (talk) 16:31, 28 December 2021 (UTC)
Stats provide answers, but not questions - that's what my professor used to say 141.101.104.14 12:04, 30 December 2021 (UTC)

"(Why was the word "remit" used and why was it linked to Mythbusters? Both were unnecessarily confusing.)"... Well, "remit" ≈ "purpose" as I used it (Wiktionary, Noun section, item 1: "(chiefly Britain) Terms of reference; set of responsibilities; scope. quotations" - seeing that it's apparently British, and the remit scope of most of the verb forms, I now understand your confusion). And the suggestion was that this was not a (bad/offputting?) Statistics course but a course that "mythbusted" a range of subjects, somewhat like Every Major's Terrible, that we catch just as Statistics in particular gets a page or so of short shrift about. 172.70.85.73 23:01, 29 December 2021 (UTC)