• Q: “Why is lacking a sampling frame exhausting? 

    A: You're listless!"

    Larry Lesser

  • Lyric by Larry Lesser
    may sing to the tune of "The Waiting" by Tom Petty

    Oh friends, don’t it feel like average right now?
    Don’t it feel like a nuanced kind of mean,
    When subgroup size contributes, too--
    Could comparisons flip, depending on the weights?
    Oh, we know better than to try and tempt fate
    Well, no one could have ever told me ‘bout this....

    CHORUS: I said, hey, yeah (hey, yeah), yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
    The weighting is the hardest part: every day, you make one more chart.
    You’re workin’ out the stats, it’s science and an art:
    The weighting is the hardest part!

    Well, yeah, I might adjust the polling data I found,
    Takin’ sex, age, and race into account,
    Yeah, then there's your region and how much school:
    To better reflect the group drawn from
    Oh, this only shows my propensity how
    To match up the scores like I wanna do now..... (Repeat CHORUS)

    BRIDGE: Oh nonconstant variance -- don't let it get to you,
    Nonconstant variance -- don't let it get to you.
    Weighted regression -- the tool that you can do;
    Outliers don’t get far ‘cause you gave less weight to!

    (Repeat CHORUS)

    Yeah, the weighting is the smartest part!

  • by Lawrence Mark Lesser

    So many factors
    in my life changing at once:
    I am confounded.

  • by Lawrence Mark Lesser

    Twinkle star
    wonder are
    the high diamond sky
    little I