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07-14-2010, 01:31 PM
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Goldthorpe
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Originally Posted by Davebo View Post
Five seasons is a quarter of a career - not small at all.
Five season isn't "a quarter of a career", it's five. If you try to find a pattern over the course of seasons (and this is exactly what is claimed), it doesn't matter if these seasons are long, short or whatever, the only question of how many of them are in the sample. In this case, it's five.

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Thirty seasons? You DO know what they're discussing, right???
Statistics don't care if they are convenient for you or not. If you don't have enough data to observe a statistical pattern, then you don't have enough data to observe a statistical pattern. Mathematics won't change because they don't match expectations.

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