Topics in the Foundation of Statistics

Editors: van Fraassen, B.C. (Ed.)

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Foundational research focuses on the theory, but theories are to be related also to other theories, experiments, facts in their domains, data, and to their uses in applications, whether of prediction, control, or explanation. A theory is to be identified through its class of models, but not so narrowly as to disallow these roles. The language of science is to be studied separately, with special reference to the relations listed above, and to the consequent need for resources other than for theoretical description. Peculiar to the foundational level are questions of completeness (specifically in the representation of measurement), and of interpretation (a topic beset with confusions of truth and evidence, and with inappropriate metalinguistic abstraction).

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • A Philosophical Approach to Foundations of Science

    Fraassen, Bas

    Pages 5-9

  • A Pluralistic View of Foundations of Science

    Suppes, Patrick

    Pages 9-14

  • The Foundation of Science

    Collen, Arne

    Pages 14-18

  • Some Issues in the Foundation of Statistics

    Freedman, David

    Pages 19-39

  • Discussion of David Freedman’s “Some Issues in the Foundations of Statistics”

    Berger, James

    Pages 41-44

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Topics in the Foundation of Statistics
Editors
  • B.C. van Fraassen
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8816-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8816-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4405-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4792-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
III, 163
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