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Logic of statistical inference

Author: Ian Hacking
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Series: Cambridge philosophy classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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One of Ian Hacking's earliest publications, this book showcases his early ideas on the central concepts and questions surrounding statistical reasoning. He explores the basic principles of statistical reasoning and tests them, both at a philosophical level and in terms of their practical consequences for statisticians. Presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, and including a specially commissioned  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hacking
ISBN: 9781107144958 1107144957 9781316508145 1316508145
OCLC Number: 928777796
Notes: Originally published: 1965.
Description: xii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Long run frequencies --
The chance set-up --
Support --
The long run --
The law of likelihood --
Statistical tests --
Theories of testing --
Random sampling --
The fiducial argument --
Estimation --
Point estimation --
Bayes' theory --
The subjective theory --
Index.
Series Title: Cambridge philosophy classics.
Responsibility: by Ian Hacking.

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