Philosophy of Statistics

Philosophy of Statistics

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Statisticians and philosophers of science have many common interests but restricted communication with each other. This volume aims to remedy these shortcomings. It provides state-of-the-art research in the area of philosophy of statistics by encouraging numerous experts to communicate with one another without feeling a€œrestricted by their disciplines or thinking a€œpiecemeal in their treatment of issues. A second goal of this book is to present work in the field without bias toward any particular statistical paradigm. Broadly speaking, the essays in this Handbook are concerned with problems of induction, statistics and probability. For centuries, foundational problems like induction have been among philosophersa€™ favorite topics; recently, however, non-philosophers have increasingly taken a keen interest in these issues. This volume accordingly contains papers by both philosophers and non-philosophers, including scholars from nine academic disciplines. Provides a bridge between philosophy and current scientific findings Covers theory and applications Encourages multi-disciplinary dialogueMonty. Hall. Problem. One of the most famous puzzles involving probability derives from the classic game show in which the host, Monty Hall, presents a contestant with 3 doors and announces that there is a prize behind only one of the doors.

Title:Philosophy of Statistics
Publisher:Elsevier - 2011-05-31


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