Saturday, December 19, 2015

Best statistics-related comment ever from a reviewer

This is the most interesting comment I have ever received from CUNY conference reviewing. It nicely illustrates the state of our understanding of statistical theory in psycholinguistics:

"I had no idea how many subjects each study used. Were just one or two people
used? ... Generally, I wasn't given enough data to determine my confidence in the provided t-values (which depends on the degrees of freedom involved)."