[R] Off topic: looking citations on stepwise regression

Andrew Robinson andrewr at uidaho.edu
Mon Jul 21 22:08:19 CEST 2003

I apologize for the off-topic question, but this is the largest and most 
responsive statistical community that I've been a part of.

I'm looking for citable references on stepwise regression, specifically those 
that cover when stepwise regession is a suitable fitting technique.  Two 
reviewers have responded to a manuscript where I fit a small dataset (n = 36) 
with a large model (p = 6) suggesting that I should use stepwise regession.  
I think it's a bad idea.  Can anyone help me find some ammunition?


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