Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
- Stepwise model fitting and statistical inference: turning noise into signal pollutionRoger Mundry
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Am Nat 173:119-23. 2009..By using a simple simulation design, our study amplifies previous warnings about using stepwise procedures, and we follow others in recommending that biologists refrain from applying these methods...