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Logic of Statistical Inference

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  • 9 b/w illus. 5 tables
  • Page extent: 226 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.33 kg

Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9781316508145)

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 preface written by Jan-Willem Romeijn, illuminating its enduring importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, Hacking's influential and original work has been revived for a new generation of readers.

• Unique to Cambridge, this classic book has been revived and rebranded for a twenty-first-century readership • Tests the basic principles of statistical reasoning both at a philosophical level and in terms of their practical consequences for statisticians • Showcases Ian Hacking's early ideas on the central philosophical issues surrounding statistical reasoning • Features a specially commissioned preface written by Jan-Willem Romeijn

Contents

Preface to this edition Jan-Willem Romeijn; 1. Long run frequencies; 2. The chance set-up; 3. Support; 4. The long run; 5. The law of likelihood; 6. Statistical tests; 7. Theories of testing; 8. Random sampling; 9. The fiducial argument; 10. Estimation; 11. Point estimation; 12. Bayes' theory; 13. The subjective theory.

Contributors

Jan-Willem Romeijn

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