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Expect the Unexpected from Conditional Expectation

Michael A. Proschan and Brett Presnell
The American Statistician
Vol. 52, No. 3 (Aug., 1998), pp. 248-252
DOI: 10.2307/2685937
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2685937
Page Count: 5
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Expect the Unexpected from Conditional Expectation
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Abstract

Conditioning arguments are often used in statistics. Unfortunately, many of them are incorrect. We show that seemingly logical reasoning can lead to erroneous conclusions because of lack of rigor in dealing with conditional distributions and expectations.

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