Unprincipled analysis

The other day I started to call someone’s data analysis “unprincipled” until I realized how harsh that sounds. I wanted to convey that an analysis seemed ad hoc, not based on general principles. Then I realized that “unprincipled” implies someone is lacking moral principles rather than statistical principles so I changed my wording.

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  1. JohnS says:

    How did you end up describing it?