The incompatibility of achieving a fully specified linear model with assuming that residual dependent-variable variance is random

The incompatibility of achieving a fully specified linear model with assuming that residual... The residual dependent-variable variance in experiments is not “random error”, as it is often assumed to be, but merely “unaccounted for variance”, because what is random is inexplicable in terms of any possible set of independent-variables and this is something that ultimately is only empirically determinable. So, if there is any unaccounted for dependent-variable variance, an experiment’s set of independent-variables is certainly under-specified and perhaps mis-specified because of the confounding of variables included in this set by causally relevant variables not included in the set. Thus, the proper first empirical test of any linear model is whether it leaves any residual dependent-variable variance, and if it does then none of its independent variables can yet logically justifiably be claimed to predict or causally explain any of the dependent-variable variance whatsoever. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

The incompatibility of achieving a fully specified linear model with assuming that residual dependent-variable variance is random

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Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Subject
Social Sciences, general; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11135-012-9712-5
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