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relative rate test

Tony Long tdlong at ucdavis.edu
Tue Jul 23 15:43:33 EST 1996

In article <4t1le5$7gm at nntp3.u.washington.edu>,
joe at evolution.genetics.washington.edu (Joe Felsenstein) wrote:

> In article <31F3BE3C.79EA8BB8 at kurtz.bio.psu.edu>,
> Spencer Muse  <muse at kurtz.bio.psu.edu> wrote:
> >Joe Felsenstein wrote:
> >> In article <4sjta2$poo at nntp3.u.washington.edu>,
> >> Spencer Muse <muse at kurtz.bio.psu.edu> wrote:
> >>
> >> >On a cynical final note, I do find it a bit intriguing that so much
> >> >concern is given to multiple correlated tests in one paper, but the
> >> >problem is almost completely ignored when a result from one paper is

... alot of stuff deleted

   I couldn't resist this, as it is a topic that has come up in the
hallways around Davis.  Our tongue in cheek solution was a sequential
Bonferroni test should be applied to people's careers.  This would have
the added advantage of mking it progressively harder for individuals to
publish later in their carrer (when they presumably need publications
less) and easier at the start : ).  Tony

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