Error and the growth of experimental knowledge /

This text provides a critique of the subjective Bayesian view of statistical inference, and proposes the author's own error-statistical approach as an alternative framework for the epistemology of experiment. It seeks to address the needs of researchers who work with statistical analysis.

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Author / Creator:Mayo, Deborah G.
Imprint:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Description:1 online resource (xvi, 493 pages) : illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Science and its conceptual foundations
Science and its conceptual foundations.
Subject:Error analysis (Mathematics)
Bayesian statistical decision theory.
Science -- Philosophy.
REFERENCE -- Research.
Bayesian statistical decision theory.
Error analysis (Mathematics)
Science -- Philosophy.
Erreurs, Théorie des.
Statistique bayésienne.
Sciences -- Philosophie.
Bayes-Entscheidungstheorie
Fehlerrechnung
Wissenschaftsphilosophie
Bayes-Verfahren
Fehleranalyse
Mathematik
Foutenleer.
Methode van Bayes.
Wetenschapsdynamica.
Teoria da decisao.
Inferencia estatistica.
Erreurs scientifiques.
Épistémologie.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11245855
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ISBN:9780226511993
0226511995
0226511979
9780226511979
0226511987
9780226511986
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-480) and index.
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Summary:This text provides a critique of the subjective Bayesian view of statistical inference, and proposes the author's own error-statistical approach as an alternative framework for the epistemology of experiment. It seeks to address the needs of researchers who work with statistical analysis.
"We may learn from our mistakes, but Deborah Mayo argues that, where experimental knowledge is concerned, we haven't begun to learn enough. Error and the Growth of Experimental Knowledge launches a vigorous critique of the subjective Bayesian view of statistical inference, and proposes Mayo's own error-statistical approach as a more robust framework for the epistemology of experiment. Mayo genuinely addresses the needs of researchers who work with statistical analysis, and simultaneously engages the basic philosophical problems of objectivity and rationality. Mayo has long argued for an account of learning from error that goes far beyond detecting logical inconsistencies. In this book, she presents her complete program for how we learn about the world by being "shrewd inquisitors of error, white gloves off." Her tough, practical approach will be important to philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science, and will be welcomed by researchers in the physical, biological, and social sciences whose work depends upon statistical analysis"--Publisher description.
Other form:Print version: Mayo, Deborah G. Error and the growth of experimental knowledge. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996 0226511979