[Corpora-List] Bad data and its consequences

Krishnamurthy, Ramesh r.krishnamurthy
Wed Jan 30 12:09:03 CET 2013

Hi Angus

I agree that the quality of the primary data is important,

but isn't the problem raised in the linked discussion

the assumptions that were made about the primary data,

i.e. the sample-population relationship,

which led to misleading conclusions?




Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:28:45 -0500 From: Angus Grieve-Smith <grvsmth at panix.com> Subject: [Corpora-List] Bad data and its consequences To: corpora at uib.no

More data is not always better, in linguistics or in any other science. Here's a good discussion by two economists on the consequences of bad data:


-- -Angus B. Grieve-Smith Saint John's University grvsmth at panix.com

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