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The nature of statistical evidence

Author: W A Thompson
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Lecture notes in statistics (Springer-Verlag), v. 189.
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Discussing whether statistical methods make sense, this book interprets and explains several theories of statistical evidence. It explains the senses in which Bayesian statistics and p-values allow us to draw conclusions. It is useful for anyone interested in the logic of experimental science.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thompson, W.A. (William Alfred), 1925-
Nature of statistical evidence.
New York : Springer, ©2007
(DLC) 2006932955
(OCoLC)76851144
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W A Thompson
ISBN: 9780387400549 0387400540 9780387400501 0387400508
OCLC Number: 232363276
Description: 1 online resource (x, 152 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Matter; Overview; Mathematics and Its Applications; The Evolution of Natural Scientists and Their Theories; Law and Learning; Introduction to Probability; The Fair Betting Utility Interpretation of Probability; Attitudes Toward Chance; A Framework for Statistical Evidence; A Critique of Bayesian Inference; The Long-Run Consequence of Behavior; A Critique of p -Values; The Nature of Statistical Evidence; The Science of Statistics; Comparison of Evidential Theories; Back Matter.
Series Title: Lecture notes in statistics (Springer-Verlag), v. 189.
Other Titles: Statistical evidence
Responsibility: Bill Thompson.
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