Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 13:42:19 +1000
Reply-To: David Birch <David.Birch@DISABILITY.QLD.GOV.AU>
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From: David Birch <David.Birch@DISABILITY.QLD.GOV.AU>
Subject: Re: What's the difference between parametric and non-parametric
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One practical difference is that when you are modeling categorical data
you need to use non-parametric approaches, whereas you can use
parametric approaches with continuous data. Ordinal data can sometimes
use parametric approaches but often has to use non-parametric
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Thursday, 19 October 2006 7:22 AM
Subject: What's the difference between parametric and non-parametric
I am new to this list. I am an inexperienced statistical modeler, just
beginning my work now.
I will be posting lots of questions on this list...SAS and statistically
I would like to offer you my apologies if I offend some of you with my
simple SAS & STAT questions. I will learn eventually from you all and I
may even begin to ask difficult questions later on.
So, here is my first question:
When we are talking about parametric vs non-parametric approaches, when
it comes to statistical formulas, modeling, etc., what are we talking
Tom White (aka tw from now on)
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